Lauds Chairman for Easing State’s Accommodation Burden

As Cookey-Gam Bags 5 Prestigious Awards, appreciates God for a Successful Tenure

On Saturday, June 15, 2024, His Excellency Amaopusenibo Sir Siminalayi Fubara , GSSRS, Governor of Rivers State, commissioned a newly built 24 self-contained duplex corpers lodge in Opobo Kingdom, Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area. The event took place at the Opobo Reclamation Sand-filled Arena (Phase 1).

Represented by the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Hon. Charles Beke, Governor Fubara lauded Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Enyiada Cookey-Gam , DSSRS, for constructing a facility that significantly reduces the state’s burden of accommodating NYSC members. “The Chairman has completed many projects, but this 24 duplex corpers lodge impresses me the most as it eases the state government’s burden. Support him for higher positions because he has performed marvelously well,” stated the Governor.

In his remarks, Dr. Cookey-Gam expressed his joy at delivering this vital project, emphasizing its potential to uplift the local economy and improve the welfare of corpers. “Our aspiration is to see our people smile, and this project will provide comfort to corpers and boost local revenue,” he stated. He invited everyone to a valedictory thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Opobo Town, to celebrate his administration’s achievements.

Also, on Sunday, June 16, 2024, Dr. Enyiada Cookey-Gam held a valedictory thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Opobo Town, marking the end of his tenure. He expressed profound gratitude to the people of Opobo/Nkoro LGA for their unwavering support since he assumed office on June 17, 2021. Reflecting on his tenure, he acknowledged God’s faithfulness and noted the successful execution of impactful projects that transformed the LGA’s socio-economic landscape.

Dr. Cookey-Gam thanked Governor Fubara for his visionary leadership and support and appreciated his wife, Mrs. Jane Theophilus, for her steadfast support. “The experience gained will enable me to excel in future endeavors,” he added.

In recognition of his outstanding performance, various groups presented Dr. Cookey-Gam with prestigious awards, including:

1. Amazon for Sim: Champion for SIM Award
2. Church (MCA): Award of Honor for outstanding contributions to the church, humanity, and society
3. Grassroots for Good Governance Agenda: Best LGA Chairman in Rivers State Award
4. Niger Delta Media Practitioners:  Excellent Gold Achievers Award for outstanding local government chairman of the year 2024
5. Boys Brigade Opobo Parade: Outstanding Patron of the Year 2024 Award

Ven. Emmanuel I. Nwuju, in his sermon, emphasized the importance of leaders prioritizing the welfare of their followers to gain a right standing in the eyes of God and man. He also advised fathers to train their children in the way they should go so that when they grow, they wouldn’t depart from it.

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