Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike had sworn Dame Anengi Barasua, JP., as the first female Executive Chairman of Bonny Local Government Area. He said it is part of efforts to ensure more women inclusion in politics and also charged her to always work in unity with the leadership of Bonny LGA, he also described her position as an opportunity to show her potential in service.
She succeeded the late David Irimagha who was described as a dependable chairman.
During her inaugural speech, she appreciate the confidence the party leadership showed in her, and the support from party members as well as the people of Bony local government.
She promised that her administration will offer continuous open-door policy harnessed towards listening and attending to the varying concerns, yearnings and natural plights of the people, with the intention of providing succour to the best of her ability. In her inaugural speech, she said “This will be one of the most memorable moments in my life where on one hand, I’m grieving the death of my boss and on the other hand, necessity and Constitution have saddled me with the responsibility of superintending the affairs of the local government owing to his sad demise, which we still cannot comprehend.
“This will be one of the most memorable moments in my life where on one hand, I’m grieving the death of my boss and on the other hand, necessity and Constitution have saddled me with the responsibility of superintending the affairs of the local government owing to his sad demise, which we still cannot comprehend.
“I pledge to work for the common good and for the principles and pillars of our Local Government, to abide by the established ethics with absolute sense of responsibility cum civility within the precincts of the Law, to strictly follow the precepts of democracy and the administrative rules of procedure.
“We shall govern for the best interest of the leaders, men, women, youths, indigenes, non-indigenes and visitors of Bonny Local Government by partnering with other critical stakeholders as we embark on this historic destined journey. Together we shall move Bonny to better and greater zenith via our collective efforts by properly appropriating our natural resources, harnessing our talents, positioning our skills and other such positive endowment, towards the visible development of our beloved LGA.
“We shall pay adequate attention and consolidation to infrastructural development, youth empowerment, human capacity enhancement, entrepreneurial and educational initiatives, improvement of the legislature, environmental cleanliness, health, security and sanitation among others."
She also appreciated and recognized the former chairman's efforts and legacy, “Let’s be strong and have the belief that after every dark night comes the brightness of day for us to forge on as a people. We must march on to that greatness which we deserve. She said.
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