Care, Kith and Kin: The Linus Nkan Perspective

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There are times when love for one’s relatives can only be demonstrated by giving especially when they are found in difficult situations. There and then, it is impossible to separate care from kinship.

On Friday, April 10, this action was demonstrated by the Commissioner of Finance, Mr Linus Nkan when he visited the people of Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area with some Palliatives.

Flanked by his loving wife, Mrs Doris Nkan, the Commissioner donated relief materials which include rice, noodles and seasoning to his people.

Mr Nkan noted that the Covid 19 pandemic is a global disaster which has brought untold hardship, pain, grief and death to persons and families across the globe.

He therefore advised the people to come together in unity of purpose to defeat this monster by adhering to the total lockdown policy of government and some health tips as advocated by the WHO.

The finance expert disclosed that he feels the hardship experienced by his people as a result of the pandemic and has therefore deemed it fit to make the visit.

While commending the State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel for the proactive measures taken to protect the lives of the people, the finance boss hinted that arrangements are been perfected by the State Government to distribute relief materials to its citizens.

Mr Nkan went further to inaugurate a Committee with the mandate to ensure that the relief materials are judiciously distributed to the people at the grassroot throughout the seventy-six villages of the Local Government Area.

The leader, Ibesikpo Asutan Legislative Council, Hon. Ekong Udoeyop in a response on behalf of Councillors in Ibesikpo appreciated the Commissioner’s gesture while promising that the materials will get to the people as directed.

Hon. Udoeyop called on other political office holders in the Ibesikpo Asutan to emulate Mr Nkan by giving back to their people in the face of the current economic woes.

Present at the occasion were all Councillors in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area.

Credit: Margaret Umoren