Cross River Speaker Commits to Rehabilitating Weightlifting Champion Mr. Bassey Etim aka ‘Iron bar’ in Lagos
In a heartwarming turn of events, a viral post that recently captivated the nation’s attention shed light on the extraordinary life of Mr. Bassey Etim, affectionately known as “Iron Bar,” a distinguished weightlifting medalist hailing from Cross River State.
The post, which quickly circulated through various media channels, unveiled Mr. Etim’s current living conditions, which were far from encouraging. However, what truly touched the hearts of many was Mr. Etim’s confession that he had been passionately involved in community service for an astounding 30 years. This devotion to his community was exemplified when he was spotted single-handedly repairing a damaged road in the bustling streets of Lagos.
In an interview following this viral revelation, the compassionate interviewer, moved by Mr. Etim’s dedication, spontaneously gifted him the generous sum of N50,000 on the spot. This gesture of appreciation and support from a fellow citizen symbolized the unity and kindness that define our society.
The news of Mr. Etim’s selfless service reached the ears of the Cross River State Government, prompting a swift response. The Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Elvert Ayambem, and his team were deeply moved by Mr. Etim’s dedication to his community and decided to pay him a courtesy visit.
During this visit, Speaker Ayambem expressed his profound compassion and offered assistance to Mr. Etim. The government’s gesture illustrates its commitment to recognizing and supporting the unsung heroes of our society, individuals like Mr. Basset Etim, who tirelessly work to improve the lives of their fellow citizens.
This heartwarming story of Mr. Etim Bassey serves as a testament to the power of community, compassion, and the enduring spirit of the people of Cross River State. As Mr. Etim’s story continues to inspire us all, we eagerly anticipate the positive changes that will result from the government’s involvement in his life, ensuring a brighter future for this remarkable son of the soil.