By Lucky Isibor,
A chieftain of the Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC and former Commissioner for Wealth Creation, Cooperatives and Employment, Barr. Emmanuel Usoh has called on political and economic leaders in the state to invest in their native communities as a way of giving back to the society.
The legal practitioner also advocated the empowerment of youths through education and skills acquisition.
Barr. Usoh who also acted as chairman of the Edo State Internal Revenue Service, EIRS stated this while speaking with journalists on his 50th birthday party at the Marques Hall, Edo Hotels, Benin City on Sunday, February 9.
Enumerating some of the things he has done for his community, Usoh said, “by the grace of God I’ve done so much for Uzea, my community, my projects speak for me there. Hitherto it was difficult for people to build houses in the village. I built a befitting house better than the one I built in Benin City at Uzea, my village.
“I’ve been able to sink bore holes for them in the village to fetch water, empower some youths and employ some people into Edo state civil service. I have influenced some projects from Edo state government for the community.
“Individually, I’ve also been able to to encourage some students to go back to school so that they will be able to make it in life”
Speaking at the event, chairman of the occasion, His Excellency, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, the Deputy Governor of Delta state described Barr. Emmanuel Usoh as an intelligent and vibrant lawyer.
Otuaro who was a class mate of Usoh in the 1999 law set of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma pointed out that the celebrant was one of the movers and shakers of their class.