I WILL BUILD A CHURCH FOR GOD FOR HIS BLESSINGS UPON ME AND MY FAMILY-RT HON HILARY BISONG.

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By: Mark Eneng.

DONATES MILLIONS FOR THE BUILDING OF CHURCH

 

Host Creme de la Creme; Cross River Gov. NASS Members and other dignitaries to a sumptuous Boki New Yam festival.

 

Chief Whip of the Cross River House of Assembly and Member Representing Boki 2, State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Hilary Ekpang Bisong, has said that the best form of appreciation to God, is building a house for him, which is the Church. He made the declaration at the Thanksgiving Mass commemorating the Boki New Yam festival celebration.

 

“The Lord has been gracious to me and my family and there is no better way to appreciate God than building a house for him, the church.

This church serves as a place for worship and it is important to make it beautiful just like our individual homes.

 

While expressing joy and appreciation to God, the Honorable Member described the Thanksgiving event as a means of saying Thank you to God.

He also donated to the building of the church.

 

 

During the cultural Festival segment of the celebration, Rt. Hon. Hilary re-emphasized the importance of the Boki New Yam as a cultural festival and its positive impact for tourism. He maintained that the celebration is good for the unit and peaceful co-existence.

 

“This celebration is important for us as Boki Nation. It is a good thing to celebrate our cultural heritage in such manner and this occasion avail us with yet, another opportunity for unity. It is the second edition, and I am happy that it has reawaken the consciousness of our patrilineal existence.”

 

 

In a related development, Cross River State Governor, Prince Bassey Edet Otu, has said that the Boki New Yam festival will become one of the state’s cultural Tourism event, once it goes through the legislative process of establishment. The governor made the declaration during the annual Boki New Yam festival celebration hosted by Rt Hon Hilary Bisong.

 

Governor Otu, who was ably represented by the Deputy Governor, Rt Hon Peter Odey, noted that the festival has gotten the needed features to become one of the state’s cultural Tourism events. He maintained that if made thorough a legislative process, the executive branch will assent to it without delay.

 

Guests who spoke separately during the occasion, applauded the foresight of Rt. Hon. Hilary Bisong for conceiving such a great idea of showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Boki people to the world.

 

 

Highlights of the event include different superlative cultural displays; harvest competition; Goodwill messages/donations and entertainment.

 

Several dignitaries attended the Thanksgiving and New Yam festival celebration, among whom were;

Governor Prince Bassey Edet Otu, ably represented by the Deputy Governor Rt Hon Peter Odey.

Chief of Staff to Governor, Mr. Emmanuel Ironbar. Member Representing Boki/Ikom Federal Constituency, Hon. Victor Abang (MATURE). Member Representing Bakassi/Akpabuyo Federal Constituency and former Deputy Speaker CRSHA, Rt. Hon. Joseph Bassey. Member Representing Yakurr State Constituency, Hon. Cyril Omini.

Member Representing Bekwarra State Constituency, Hon. Omang C. Omang.

Member Representing Yala Hon. Brian Odey. Member Representing Odukpani Rt. Hon. Bassey Asuquo. Member Representing Ikom 1, Hon. Barr. Samuel Njar Abang. Honorable Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon. Abubakar Ewa. Commissioner of Finance, Hon. Mike Odere. Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Erasmus Ekpang. Special Adviser Security, AIG Abang. Father of the Day and Paramount Ruler of Boki, HRM Otu Fredaline Akandu. Mother of the Day and Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Mrs. Florence Banku Obi. President of National Youth Council of Nigeria Cross River State, Comrade Dan Obo Jnr. Presiding Priest, Rev. Fr. Michael Obi. Very Rev. Fr. Malachi Ephraim. Rev. Fr. Bob Etta and many other dignitaries and Traditional Rulers.

 

 

Amawu Cletus Albert Amawu

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