Sen Jarigbe Agom’s Score Card, After One Year In Office

September 15th, 2021, is an auspicious day for Distinguished Senator Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, the Senator Representing Cross River North Senatorial District and the good people of Cross River North.

His first year in the Nigerian Senate was the greatest year of Infrastructural and human capital development in the history of Cross River North Senatorial District. Lives were changed, cries were heard, and prayers were answered. Indeed, his emergence as Senator last year was a fitting denouement to an episodic political journey which began two decades ago.

In fact, at a time when it was generally believed that one has to be lowbrow, an incorrigible liar and a bit a murderer to be a politician, Senator Jarigbe ventured into politics to improve lives yet, bucked at seeing people sacrificed or slaughtered for the sake of his ambition. It is a reason his life offers interminable lessons on the beauty and benefits of resolve, compassion, unpretentious generosity, humility as well as political and family values.

Below, but not limited are some of Senator Jarigbe’s legislative giant strides in his first year in the Nigerian Senate;

1. Solar street lights across all 5 LGAs in the North.

2. Sensitization on COVID-19 pandemic in Cross River North.

3. Construction of school building at St. Peters Primary School, Akwurinyi, Bekwarra LGA.

4. Empowerment of constituents to mark 1 month in office.

5. Training of Widows in Cross River North on Animal Husbandry by National Productivity Centre (NPC).

6. Construction of a 3 classroom block at Community Primary School, Kutiang 2, Obudu LGA.

7. Animal Husbandry Training for Farmers in Cross River North.

8. Ongoing Road Construction at Igodor, Nkum, Ogoja LGA.

8. Construction/Rehabilitation of 1.3km Prince Akwaji Offiono Road, Yala LGA.

9. Renovation of Government Primary School Ukpirinye, Utugwang, Obudu LGA.

10. Renovation of Community Primary School Ashikpe-Ukpe in Obudu LGA.

11. Renovation of Primary School Estong Busi, Obanliku LGA.

12. Installation of Solar Powered Street lights in Bekwarra and Ogoja LGAs.

13. Facilitated the construction of Monaya-Ikaptang Road in Ogoja LGA.

14. Facilitated drilling of Solar powered borehole at Image Central Mosque, Okuku, Yala LGA.

15. Facilitated drilling of Solar powered borehole in Ukpah Community, Bekwarra LGA.

16. Drilling of Solar powered boreholes in Gakem, Bewo, Abuagbor, Ukpada, and Agida Communities in Bekwarra LGA.

17. Drilling of Solar powered boreholes in Begiaba, Ukwel, Utugwang North, Utugwang South and Utugwang Central Communities in Obudu LGA.

18. Drilling of Solar powered boreholes in Ketting, Bayaga, Bagga, Sankwala, Akorshi-Owhe Belinge and Bukemaya Communities in Obanliku LGA.

19. Renovation of Community Primary School Ilagos Ikhor, Ochagbe, Afrike 2, Bekwarra LGA.

20. Installation of Solar powered street lights in Belinge, Belegete, Ketting, Busanfong, and Sankwala Communities of Obanliku LGA.

21. Installation of Solar powered street lights in Begiaba, Alege Ubang, Kakum, Ukwel Obudu and Utugwang North Communities in Obudu LGA.

22. Installation of Solar powered street lights in Ugboro, Anyikang, Alumonye, Akpakpa, Otukpuru and Ukpah communities of Bekwarra LGA.

23. Facilitated the Construction of Mini Stadium in Ogoja LGA.

24. Facilitated the construction of Recreational Center in Ogoja.

25. Facilitated the construction of 65 km road in Aliforkpa, Yala LGA.

26. Facilitated the construction of Ikaptang – Afrike Road, Ogoja LGA.

27. Distribution of relief materials to victims of Itega/Oba communal disputes, Yala LGA.

28. Distribution of foodstuffs to Hausa Communities in Cross River North.

29. Renovation of Government Primary School, Estong, Busi, Obanliku LGA.

30. Renovation of Community Primary School Ada, Itega-Okpame in Yala LGA.

31. Construction of Ukpagada-Aladim road in Ogoja LGA.

32.Construction of a 3 classrooms block at Community Primary School, Adigbo, Mfom, Ogoja LGA.

33. Drilling of solar powered borehole in Nwang/Nyake, Mfom 1, Ogoja LGA.

34. Cash empowerment/grant for farmers/Artisans in Cross River North.

35. Facilitated grants for rural vulnerables in Cross River North.

36. Construction of class room blocks at Ekajuk Comprehensive Secondary School in Bansara, Ekajuk, Ogoja LGA.

37. Facilitated Training/Cash empowerment of graduates/Youths under the platform of National Film and Sensors Board of Nigeria.

38. Facilitated Entrepreneurship Development Training under SMEDAN in Cross River North.

39. Installation of Solar powered borehole in Basan Community, Mbube West Ward 2, Ogoja LGA.

40. Facilitated job placement for youths in The Nigerian Immigration Service and Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp.

41. Sponsored Free 2022 JAMB Registration for constituents.

42. Provided Financial support for Northern Cross Riverians who are members of ASUU Unical Chapter.

His bill seeking the establishment of a Federal Medical Centre, Ogoja has been passed by the Nigerian Senate, awaiting Mr President’s assent, while his bill seeking the establishment of Federal College of Agriculture awaits third reading.

Senator Jarigbe is poised to continue his legislative stride in the Senatorial District when re-elected come 2023.

While we bask in the euphoria of the sterling achievements of Sen. Jarigbe, we are also taken aback by the memories of the untimely death of Charles Onwe, who lost his life on the eve of the Senate Bye-Election Primary and all others who sustained injuries during the primary election when the oppressor ordered the shooting of unarmed constituents.

May the soul of Charles Onwe continue to Rest in Peace.

Congratulations once more to a refined and quintessential Nigerian lawmaker and the good people of Cross North Senatorial District.





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