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Senator Gershon Henry Bassey(SGB) - A Man of Many Quivers

By Prince Takim Okongor

Senator Gershom Henry Bassey is a Man with multiple quivers.

Born in Lagos on March 18, 1962; is a Nigerian Politician and Businessman.A native of calabar south LGA in CRS.

SGB, has a quality education begining with his enrollment into the Corona school Apapa,Lagos for his primary education and also had his secondary school education at the prestigious Federal Government College, Sokoto where he obtained his WASC in 1977.

He then proceeded to obtain his A.level certificate from Greyland College, Isles of Wight,UK.He studied Engineering Production and Economics at University of Wales-Cardiff where he graduated with a in 1984.

In 1986, he obtained an in construction management from Brunel University,London.

SGB, is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Civil Engineers(NICE) and has received an award of recognition from the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSC).

On return from studies abroad, SGB ventured into Politics and was a progenitor of the defunct Calabar-Ogoja Accord.

A major stakeholder in the politics and election that saw H.E Clement Ebri as Governor of CRS,H.E Liyel Imoke as Senator representing Central Senatorial districts and H.E Donald Duke as Commissioner under Ebri Government.A steadfast politician who believes in the timing of God for everything, he came to Political limelight in 1999 when he was appointed Chairman-CRS Water Board Limited under the Duke administration.

He was subsequently appointed as Chairman-Strategic Policy Advisory Council (SPAC),which was at the time the highest policy making body under the Liyel's administration.As Chairman SPAC, this position offer him an opportunity to show case his Leadership prowess; thereby being the one in charge of government development blueprint at the time.

In principle and virtually in practice, SGB has at the top.of his fingers major development projects across the 18 LGAs and the 196 Political wards across the state.

In 2014, he delved into elective office of the Senate seat of the southern senatorial district and has since then continue to endear himself into the hearts of many Cross Riverians across the length and bredth of the state and as well as beyond party lines.

As a Man of many Quivers, SGB is a compendium of multifaceted,many sided and multiple things.From the Health sector, Agriculture, Education,Social/Economic,Human and capital development/empowerment; he has done much more than words can quantify.A Man of few words and weighty deeds, SGB is the Man of the moment.

Currently seating as Senator representing the very good people of southern senatorial district; SGB is Chairman-Senate Committee on FERMA and Vice Chairman,Senate Committee on petroleum resources (Upstream) and also member,Senate Committee on Defence, Federal character, National planning,local content, cooperation and integration in Africa/NEPAD.

With such magnitude of academic credentials/qualifications, experience, knowledge of the state development blueprint and National contact and spread, SGB stands tall and best fits for the top job of CRS come 2023.

It is on record in our political landscape (Nigeria), that people who have background in Engineering has seemingly done well in public offices as evident in Ebonyi and Oyo States respectively.

It is also on the above premise, that we urge Cross Riverians to support and vote SGB as Governor come 2023.

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