Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Every Uyo indigene will benefit from Government - Uyo Chairmanship Hopeful Assures.


Henshaw Nyong in Uyo. August 19, 2020. 11:20am.


Consensus chairmanship aspirant in Uyo Local Government Area in the forthcoming Council polls, Mr. Johnie Ndukeebong, has pledged to run a government that will ensure every indigene of the area benefit from the dividends of democracy in line with the Governor UDOM Emmanuel's Completion Agenda.

Ndukeebong, popularly called 'Pope', was fielding questions from The TOWN CRIER Newspapers reporters in Uyo, the State capital.


His words: “My covenant with God is, if He makes me chairman of Uyo Local Government Council, I will ensure that everyone benefits from the government.

"To the glory of God, I have demonstrated leadership qualities over time and I have that assurance that if given the opportunity to serve, the Executive and Legistive Councils will collectively change the face of grassroots governance in Uyo local government."

The Ikot Ebido Oku born politician divulged that, he decided to throw his hat into the ring because of his desire to complement the good works of the state governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, at the grassroots, if given the opportunity to manage the affairs of the local government.


"His Excellency, the leader of our dear State; Mr. Udom Emmanuel, is humane and committed to implementing projects that bear relevance to the needs of the entire people of Akwa Ibom. Just like him, I am contesting to share with his philosophy of leadership and selfless service," Ndukeebong hinted.


The Chairmanship hopeful stated emphatically that as a grassroots man, he knows where the shoe pinches Uyo people and will maintain a perfect relationship with the stakeholders, traditional institution, the youth and women, in a manner that has never happened.


"There are innumerable sound leaders and women of substance in Uyo that we are ready to tap from their wealth of experience.

"Don't forget, a typical Uyo person is very intelligent and exposed. We have a good number of technocrats, entrepreneurs, artisans and other professionals among us. We will work with all these people, including that wheel barrow pusher on the Street, the tricycle operator, market people and students, to sustain the peace we are currently enjoying and deliver dividends of democracy to our people."


Among other plans for Uyo people, according to Mr. Ndukeebong is to create a harmonious atmosphere and environment for business to thrive through the establishment of small-scale industries, entrepreneurship and skill acquisition programmes.

"By God's grace and with the support of our stakeholders and elders, we will empower the youths through skills acquisition, assist our women with soft loans to improve their businesses and harness the untapped abundant resources in Uyo...

We won't need to depend on what comes from the federation account," he assured.

The Chairmanship hopeful beseeched "all leaders and members of the PDP in the State to give undiluted support to Governor Udom Emmanuel and PDP from the ward, chapter and State level.


Meanwhile, the paper reliably gathered that Johnie Ndukeebong is a strong member of the PDP and has immensely worked over the years for the growth and development of the Party at all levels.


Academically, the Chairmanship hopeful first attended Government Primary School Ikot Ntuen Oku in Uyo Local Government Area where he bagged his First Leaving School Certificate (FLSC).

He later proceeded to Government Technical College, Ikot Ada-Idem in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area to acquire his secondary education – where he obtained his West African Secondary Certificate (WASEC).


In his quest to advance in education, Johnie then moved to the University of Uyo to study Physics/Electronics. He graduated in 1997 and proceeded to fulfill his compulsory National Assignment where he served in Kano State during his National Youth Service Corp.


After his Youth Service, the business mogul ventured into automobile business- (buying and selling of cars direct from Cotonou, and later ordered directly from the USA). He didn’t relent effort; his passion for skill acquisition pushed him to learn Welding/Fitting as an apprentice.


After successfully acquiring the skill, it eventually turned out to be his profession. He has trained and employed many, especially in the oil and gas sector.


Johnie is happily married to one wife, Esitmbom and the marriage is blessed with six Children (3 boys and 3girls). Among the children, two are graduates and two studying in tertiary institution, while other two are acquiring their secondary education.

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