By John Ighodaro
CALABARâ€”Senator Bassey Ewa Henshaw, representing Cross River South Senatorial District has completed plans to endow a chair in the University of Calabar valued at N10 million to promote indigenous studies.
The senator disclosed this while laying the foundation stone for the building of a library and computer centre estimated at about N35 million in Calabar, Cross River State .
On the endowment fund at the University of Calabar , Senator Henshaw said the centre, when fully functional, would remind youngsters of the norms and values of the society, with the goal of preserving same for posterity.
He commended the Vice-chancellor of the University, Prof. Bassey Asuquo, for the assistance he had given him so far in the pursuit of the goal.
On the library and computer centre, Senator Henshaw said on completion, the complex would afford the people an opportunity to be Information, Communication and Technology compliant.
Describing education as a noble and viable legacy that could be bequeathed to posterity, Henshaw said the acquisition of education could pave the way for other lifetime achievements.
He enjoined the people to be computer literate, upgrade their educational status and discover the virtue of reading which, according to him, would improve standard of living and save people from the ignominy of always depending on others for survival.
Also speaking, former legislator in the defunct Eastern House of Assembly, Enugu , Chief Eniang Essien, noted that the location of the project on Anderson Street in Calabar South was of historical significance because the street bore the name of one of the early expatriate Principals of the famous Hope Waddel Training Institute in Calabar.
Chapter chairman of the Peoples Democratic (PDP), Chief Nta Inyang Henshaw, described Senator Ewa Henshaw as a silent achiever, saying he had in one way or the other been touching the lives of people in the area.