Welfare Package is my Social Responsibility -Gershom’s Wife

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Coco-Bassey Esu|11 December 2016 Wife of the Senator representing Cross River South at the National Assembly, Dr (Mrs) Chioma Gershom Bassey has harped on good welfare package for the elderly during her monthly meeting with women at her residence, describing women as assets to the nation building. Dr Gershom speaking with women mostly CUDA and aged women promised to have monthly meeting with all categories of women across the six Local Government of the Southern Senatorial District where their plights will be related to the husband, Senator Gershom Bassey who is committed to boost the standard of living of the people mostly the vulnerable women in the community. The meeting afforded the women the opportunity to received food items and cash gifts. She said 'By God's grace, my husband is doing well, with good initiatives, welfare packages and sustainable empowerment program, he will continue to touch lives across his constituency'. The Senator's wife restated the commitment of the husband leadership of enhancing welfare for all in the constituency to feel the impact of the Government and to empower the Youth to contribute to the socio economic development of the state. On Tuesday, 29th November, 2016, Senator Gershom Bassey, Vice Chairman, Petroleum Upstream and other lawmakers of the Senate Joint Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) and Gas had a pre-hearing deliberations on the implementation of Local Content and investigation on the utilization of the Nigerian Local Content Development Fund with Engr. Sinbi Wabote, the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and his team at the Senate Building. The democratic system provides for checks and balances among the three arms of government, the legislature whose primary responsibility is to appropriate funds and also to monitor public spending through oversight functions. Monies provided in the budget are tracked to ensure full implementation. Coco-Bassey Esu
Writes from Calabar