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One Year in Office: The Modest Achievement of Bassey Akiba

ONE YEAR IN OFFICE: THE MODEST ACHIEVEMENTS OF REP. BASSEY AKIBA

Hon. Bassey Akiba Representative of Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency at the National Assembly

Exactly 365 days ago, l was inaugurated as the Representative of the good people of Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency at the National Assembly.

I swore to an oath, committing myself to quality representation, lawmaking, and oversight, fostering a united and prosperous Constitueny.

Hon. Bassey Akiba Representative of Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency at the National Assembly

The last 365 days as your elected Representative at the Green Chamber has been remarkable for me in all ramifications. I am glad to say that I have maximized every opportunity to alleviate and elevate the lives and livelihoods of my constituents.

As a first timer in the House, l was selected as the Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Healthcare Services. I am also a member of several Committees of the House.

Hon. Bassey Akiba Representative of Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency at the National Assembly
As Committee members, we are required to oversee the Executive arm of Government as enshrined in the Constitution. While on oversight duties, l did the following:

In line with my mandate, l moved several motions for the development of Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency, Cross River State, and Nigeria at large. The motions include:

In my quest to offer quality representation and bring sustainable development to the people, l have recorded the following achievements:

Hon. Bassey Akiba Representative of Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency at the National Assembly

BILLS:

1) CHARTERED INSTITUTE
OF ECONOMETRICIANS DATA ANALYST BILL, 2023

Purpose: To establish the Chartered Institute of Econometricians Data Analyst, aimed at promoting and regulating the field of econometrics and data analysis in the country.

2) NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, OKURIKANG OKOYONG, ODUKPANI, CROSS RIVER STATE(ESTABLISHMENT) BILL 2023

Purpose: To establish the National Institute of Vocational and Technical Education in Okurikang Okoyong, Odukpani, Cross River State. The institute aims to provide quality vocational and technical education, empowering the youth with relevant skills for economic development.

3)Bill for an Act to Establish the Institute of Health Service Administrators of Nigeria.

Hon. Bassey Akiba Representative of Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency at the National Assembly

MOTIONS:

1) Ikot Offiong/Oku Iboku Boundary Dispute(Matter of Urgent Public Importance)

2) Gully Erosion Menace in Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency

3) Attacks on Mbiabong-Ukwa Eburutu in Odukpani LGA (Matter of Urgent Public Importance)

4) Boki/Cameroun Boundary Dispute(Co-sponsored)

5) Refund of 75 Billion Naira COVID-19 Funds by Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment into the Federal Government’s Consolidated Revenue Fund Account.

6) Reconstruction of Calabar Oban Ekang International road leading to the Federal Republic of Cameroon(Co-sponsored)

 

PROGRAMMES/ PROJECTS:

1) Cooperative Scheme

2) Credentials Bank Scheme

3) Establishment of Bassey Akiba Foundation

4) Transparent Distribution of Federal Government Assisted Rice Palliative

5) Transparent Distribution of Fertilizers to Farmers

6) Appointment of Legislative Aides

7) Appointment of Wards Liaison Officers

8) Constitution of Media Team

9) Constitution of Local Government Areas Working Team(Calabar Municipality/Odukpani)

10) Constitution of Wards Working Team(Calabar Municipality/Odukpani)

11) Fellowship/Support for Christian Community

12) Financial Support for Groups, Individuals, and Organizations

13) Training of Farm Clusters Cooperative Members

14) Donation of Sports and Educational Materials(Odukpani LGA)

15) Solar-Powered Street Lighting

16) Job Placement for Constituents

17) Town Hall Meetings/Progress Report

18) Establishment of Social Media Interactive Platforms for Constituents

19)Ultra-modern Constituency House(Ongoing)

20) Advocacy on Burning National and International Issues

21) Scholarships/Educational Support

23) Health Insurance Scheme

*AS CAPTURED IN THE* *2024 BUDGET:*

Calabar Municipality and Odukpani Federal Constituency projects breakdown:

1-Training and support to Agricultural base cooperative in Calabar Municipality/ Odukpani FC-138M

2-Establishmen of farm Cluster for Cassava farmers cooperative in C/O-FC-50M

3-Establishment of farm Cluster for Poultry farmers cooperative in C/O-FC-50M

4-Establishment of farm Cluster for fish farmers cooperative in C/O-FC-50M

5-Establishment of farm Clusters for Oil palm farmers Cooperatives in C/O- FC-50M

6 Enrolment Of Agricbusiness CoOperatives Members Into National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Platform in Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency -75m

7 Medical Outreach in Some Selected Communities in Calabar Municipality – 50m

8 Medical Outreach in Some Selected Communities in Odukpani LGA- 75m

9 Supply Of Hospital Equipment To Some Selected Primary Health Care in Calabar Municipality – 50m

10 Supply Of Hospital Equipment To Some Selected Primary Health Care in Odukpani LGA – 50m

I am profoundly grateful to Almighty God, my immediate family, the leadership and members of my great party, Labour Party, my team, and the resilient people of Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency, for entrusting me with the mandate to serve.

As your Representative, l remain committed to serving you all to the best of my ability, fostering a united and prosperous Constituency.

My heartfelt appreciation also goes to the Leadership of the 10th House of Representatives and my Honourable colleagues for creating a conducive parliamentary environment.

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