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AN INAUGURAL ADDRESS PRESENTED BY COMR. EKANEM UTIBE, CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS (NANS), JOINT CAMPUS COMMITTEE ON TUESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY, 2018 AT AKWA IBOM STATE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, NUNG UKIM

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The Rector of Akwa Ibom State College of Science and Technology 

The Deputy Rector, 

The Dean of Student Affairs, 

Dean of Faculties, 

Head of Departments, 

Lecturers, Teaching and Non-Teaching Staffs, 

The Coordinator of NANS ZONE B 

The Deputy Coordinator NANS ZONE B 

The Students’ Union Government Presidents 

Special Guests, 

Other Members of the High Table, 

Fellow Nigerian Students, 

Members of the Press, 

Ladies and Gentlemen, 


It is Barrack Obama that said “In every Generation the must be a defining moment”, it was with great joy and privilege for me to stand before you today not because I am better than any of you here, but it is God who makes everything beautiful in his own likeness and time that is why his Grace found me just as I am, for this reason may his name alone be highly exalted, Amen.


I return all thanks and praise to God Almighty for making today a reality – for granting me this rare privilege of serving Nigerian students in this capacity as the NANS JCC Chairman Akwa Ibom State. I thank the School Management for supporting us and seeing to it that we had a smooth transition. I will not fail to express my sincere gratitude to my predecessor and mentor – Comrade Akwaowo Clifford aka Mr. Capacity – for ensuring a peaceful and successful ratification process. He is one person who has changed the face of unionism in Akwa Ibom State and has grown and nurtured true democracy in the State’s NANS structure. I pray that God will give him the grace to maintain the tempo and even take it to a higher level. 


A new day has come in the life of National Association of Nigerian Students – Joint Campus Committee (NANS JCC) Akwa Ibom State. As Zayn Malik puts it “there comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world. Because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.” That day, for us, is today; it’s time for us to take our destiny into our hands. It’s time for us to make giant strides that will speak in our favour to generations of students after us. 


My mission and driving force is to restructure NANS JCC Akwa Ibom State and reposition the body to function as it should towards the collective growth of every Nigerian student. I have a burning desire to rescue NANS from the claws of scoundrels and chameleons – wolves in sheep’s clothing – who would rather gratify themselves than work for the growth of the student community. 


Let me state unequivocally that NANS is not an appendage of any political party, neither is it a support group for any politician’s aspiration, and any move to politicize NANS will be vehemently resisted. Rather, this is a pressure group to fend for and protect the interest of the Nigerian student. The welfare of the students is of utmost priority in our administration; hence, we plan to have a scheme known as Students Welfare Scheme (SWS) where students will be offered quality services across campuses at affordable prices.  


I want to urge all Nigerian students to partake in the ongoing INEC voters’ registration, and obtain their PVCs as the 2019 general elections is approaching. This will be a golden opportunity to vote out all wicked leaders in the polity and ensure that those who get elected are those who will be accountable to those they represent. 


– We recognize that security is not a one man business; hence, we will collaborate, negotiate and dialogue with the management of schools, security agencies and communities with the sole aim of bringing about lasting solutions to security challenges in and around our campuses. NANS JCC, under my watch, shall eradicate cultism and illicit drugs from our campuses. In like manner, certain persons parading themselves around as student leaders and NANS officials ought to know that their time is up as we will do everything within our capability to fish them out and expose them. 

– Through advocacy we will demand for our libraries to be stocked with relevant books and our science laboratories to be well equipped. 

– We will negotiate with the school managements for entrepreneurial skill training across campuses for students to prepare them for self-reliance after school. 

– We will negotiate with the school managements towards organizing monthly prayers for students every first day of the month in all the campuses. 


Let me assure that the labours of our heroes past – great NANS leaders like Christy Edward, Nicholas Udonkan of blessed memory, Onofiok Luke, Ini Ememobong, Ubon Marcus etc. – shall not be in vain, as we will continue to keep the flag flying in the struggle to

ensure an effective representation for the Nigerian students. 


Finally, let me once again, thank our dynamic NANS ZONE B Deputy Coordinator, Comr. Akwaowo Clifford, and assure him that we will consolidate on his efforts. To the Students’ Union Government Presidents and other Union stakeholders here present and in proxy, I say thank you for the confidence reposed on me as the #1 student in Akwa Ibom State. Let me end my speech by asserting that “we should think of what to offer the state and not what the state can offer us”. Our state Governor, Deacon Udom Emmanuel has done excellently well in our academic sector, we have witness continuous infrastructural and internal road construction in our campuses. We are all grateful. I promise to run an all-inclusive government and I urge all Nigerian students to support us to succeed. 


Long Live Joint Campus Committee, 

Long Live NANS, 

Long Live Akwa Ibom State, 

Long Live the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 

Aluta Continua! Victoria Ascerta! 


Signed 


Comr. Ekanem Utibe 

Chairman, Joint Campus Committee NANS, Akwa Ibom State

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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that cabals are frustrating the recently approved $198m maritime security contract.

Amaechi vowed to publicly mention names of saboteurs while speaking at a Maritime Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum held in Warri, Delta State on Thursday.

He said “Reason, why vessels will not come to the Eastern ports, is because there is war insurance due to insecurity in the ports here.

“The war insurance means if the goods cost N10,000 in Lagos, it will cost N20,000 here because there is an extra cost on it due to Insecurity issues. Even as a minister, I can’t enter a boat ride from Warri to Port Harcourt due to insecurity issues, but I can move around Lagos at any time of the day.

“I once asked a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, why people from Anambra don’t import from Port Harcourt port, and he said it cost less to import from Lagos and move to Onitsha even with the price they pay on the road. It is cheaper to import from Lagos to Aba, yet Aba to Port Harcourt is a 30-minute drive.

“For shipowners, you need to do a petition to Mr President. The President approved a contract of $195m for maritime security, but there are people in the system sabotaging the contract because it will restore security in the water. I won’t say who they are until it gets out of control. We are still battling for the contract to take place, but if it gets out of place, we will name them publicly, including the security people involved.

“There are people who make billions of Dollars from the insecurity on the water, so they don’t want security on the water because if we secure the water, all their rubbish will go.

“There are businesses which provide the vessel for oil companies in the name of providing security. The moment we secure the water, they are out of jobs?

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Prison Officer Brutalizes Son, Injures Him For Playing Football (Graphic)

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According to a photographer who shared photos of a teenage boy brutalized by his father, almost went into coma after he sustained a deep injury on his head, just for playing football.

The Nigerian Prisons staff beats his son from 7:00pm till 2:30 am, says report.

See what the photographer/Instagram user wrote..

This happened at Oluwatedo area of Ibadan, Mr Adepoju Biodun is married with three kids,he works with Nigerian prison service Agodi,ibadan.his eldest child is Israel, On 16th February 2018 Israel went to play football and after the football his father beat him from 7:00pm till 2:30am in the early hours of Saturday till he sustained a deep cut on his head with blood everywhere in the house.his the appropriate way to correct or chastise our child. This is beyond chastisement. Israel was beaten to coma before he was later rushed to Don Bosco specialist hospital Ogungbade. I will soon upload the surface area of the deep cut as soon as they open it.his siblings also tolu and praise served severe punishment, they were relieved as soon as Israel was rushed to the hospital. Please share until the appropriate authorities sees this especially Nigerian prisons, UNICEF. #UNICEF #law #crazyfather #ibadan #opayemioludayo
#tolanialli #bayoomoboriowo #michaelomoboriowophotography #ajimobi #florenceajimobi #lawyer #nigerianprison #nigerianprison #freshfm #splashfm #inspirationfm

Beating for your son for playing football? My God.

Someone please remind him how much Neymar is worth per week!!! Kaii

There is another angle to look at this… No father in his right mind would do this to his own son!!! This is a clear case MENTAL ILLNESS/TRUMA probably due to the nature of his work. I am not a psychologist but I know in that in Nigeria  we lack the culture of looking out for the signs of mental fatigue amongst our workers in all sector. Military /Paramilitary have no proper way of been evaluated for any form of work trauma. This man could be having or experiencing trauma as the result of the nature of his job. May God help him and his family.

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UYO STATE LAWMAKER RESCUES PUPILS AGAIN …DONATES DESKS TO SCHOOL

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The member representing Uyo State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Eyo Okon, on Friday, donated 120 desks to the pupils of Government Primary School, Aka Offot, Uyo Local Government Area.

Hon. Monday Eyo who described Education as a bedrock of any society, and for any society to make progress, stated that when the foundation that is the primary level of education is well laid, motivated and properly activated, the child who is at the centre of learning is well prepared, informed and sharpened for the future both mentally and physically.

Headmaster of the School, Mr. Simon Edet Eyo, alongside the Village Head of Aka 1, Eteidung Francis, Hon. Kufre Mendi, while receiving the Lawmaker, commended him for his kind gesture and rapid response to the plight of the pupils within the short notice of time.

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PDP RESPONSIBLE FOR FUEL HIKE- Don Etiebet …BLAMES OBJ,JONATHAN FOR OIL SPILLS IN NIGER DELTA

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Former Petroleum Minister Chief Don Etiebet says the current fuel crisis in Nigeria is caused by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

Speaking in an interview in Uyo, Chief Etiebet the APC leader in Akwa Ibom explained that the petroleum distribution in Nigeria is controlled by PDP members who are causing the fuel hike to project President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure.

Buhari is the substantive Ministet of Petroleum in Nigeria.

“Who are still controlling the petroleum distribution in Nigeria; it is still the original PDP marketers.”

He attributed the fuel hike to the impending elections in the country, saying it is an attempt by the PDP marketers to discredit APC.

 “Election time is coming and they are doing all kinds of thing for petrol not to be available, and what do they want? They want increase I petrol price so that they can use that against APC”

Etiebet, who was minister of petroleum under Gen. Sani Abacha attributed all oil spill in the South-South Zone to illegal bunkering.

He said illegal bunkering in Nigeria where sponsored by the previous Government OF Chief Olusegu Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

“Many Government in the past even up to the last Government have been supporting illegal bunkering; please quote me, I am the former minister for petroleum and I know the details”

On the proposed reintroduction of onshore/offshore oil dichotomy by the APC restructuring Committee, Dr. Etiebet said there was nothing wrong with the committee report.

“ I believe what the committee meant maybe oil discovered or produced outside that isoba boundary.”

He assured that president buhari has done well for Akwa Ibom with the development programme been seen in all part  Akwa Ibom state and urged Akwa Ibom people to rally round him for the re-election of President Buhari in 2019

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****Pleads with Bank to erect an Atm machine at heritage polytechnic and other tertiary institution in state
Akwa Ibom State NANS JCC Chairman Comrade Ekanem Utibe, accompanied by the Secretary General Comr. Akanimo Ifiokonon, Director of sports Comr. Akan Udom, P. R. O Comr.  Kokoette Udom and Enoima Monday Udosoh Monday, were today received by the Dir of Special Duty of WEMA BANK Mr Victor Akpan at Eket LGA branch who directed to the office of the branch service manager.
The chairman appealed to the bank management to assist the students community by erecting an Atm Machine at the campus for the benefit of Nigerian students and the bank. 
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AN INAUGURAL ADDRESS PRESENTED BY COMR. EKANEM UTIBE, CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS (NANS), JOINT CAMPUS COMMITTEE ON TUESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY, 2018 AT AKWA IBOM STATE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, NUNG UKIM

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The Rector of Akwa Ibom State College of Science and Technology 

The Deputy Rector, 

The Dean of Student Affairs, 

Dean of Faculties, 

Head of Departments, 

Lecturers, Teaching and Non-Teaching Staffs, 

The Coordinator of NANS ZONE B 

The Deputy Coordinator NANS ZONE B 

The Students’ Union Government Presidents 

Special Guests, 

Other Members of the High Table, 

Fellow Nigerian Students, 

Members of the Press, 

Ladies and Gentlemen, 


It is Barrack Obama that said “In every Generation the must be a defining moment”, it was with great joy and privilege for me to stand before you today not because I am better than any of you here, but it is God who makes everything beautiful in his own likeness and time that is why his Grace found me just as I am, for this reason may his name alone be highly exalted, Amen.


I return all thanks and praise to God Almighty for making today a reality – for granting me this rare privilege of serving Nigerian students in this capacity as the NANS JCC Chairman Akwa Ibom State. I thank the School Management for supporting us and seeing to it that we had a smooth transition. I will not fail to express my sincere gratitude to my predecessor and mentor – Comrade Akwaowo Clifford aka Mr. Capacity – for ensuring a peaceful and successful ratification process. He is one person who has changed the face of unionism in Akwa Ibom State and has grown and nurtured true democracy in the State’s NANS structure. I pray that God will give him the grace to maintain the tempo and even take it to a higher level. 


A new day has come in the life of National Association of Nigerian Students – Joint Campus Committee (NANS JCC) Akwa Ibom State. As Zayn Malik puts it “there comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world. Because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.” That day, for us, is today; it’s time for us to take our destiny into our hands. It’s time for us to make giant strides that will speak in our favour to generations of students after us. 


My mission and driving force is to restructure NANS JCC Akwa Ibom State and reposition the body to function as it should towards the collective growth of every Nigerian student. I have a burning desire to rescue NANS from the claws of scoundrels and chameleons – wolves in sheep’s clothing – who would rather gratify themselves than work for the growth of the student community. 


Let me state unequivocally that NANS is not an appendage of any political party, neither is it a support group for any politician’s aspiration, and any move to politicize NANS will be vehemently resisted. Rather, this is a pressure group to fend for and protect the interest of the Nigerian student. The welfare of the students is of utmost priority in our administration; hence, we plan to have a scheme known as Students Welfare Scheme (SWS) where students will be offered quality services across campuses at affordable prices.  


I want to urge all Nigerian students to partake in the ongoing INEC voters’ registration, and obtain their PVCs as the 2019 general elections is approaching. This will be a golden opportunity to vote out all wicked leaders in the polity and ensure that those who get elected are those who will be accountable to those they represent. 


– We recognize that security is not a one man business; hence, we will collaborate, negotiate and dialogue with the management of schools, security agencies and communities with the sole aim of bringing about lasting solutions to security challenges in and around our campuses. NANS JCC, under my watch, shall eradicate cultism and illicit drugs from our campuses. In like manner, certain persons parading themselves around as student leaders and NANS officials ought to know that their time is up as we will do everything within our capability to fish them out and expose them. 

– Through advocacy we will demand for our libraries to be stocked with relevant books and our science laboratories to be well equipped. 

– We will negotiate with the school managements for entrepreneurial skill training across campuses for students to prepare them for self-reliance after school. 

– We will negotiate with the school managements towards organizing monthly prayers for students every first day of the month in all the campuses. 


Let me assure that the labours of our heroes past – great NANS leaders like Christy Edward, Nicholas Udonkan of blessed memory, Onofiok Luke, Ini Ememobong, Ubon Marcus etc. – shall not be in vain, as we will continue to keep the flag flying in the struggle to

ensure an effective representation for the Nigerian students. 


Finally, let me once again, thank our dynamic NANS ZONE B Deputy Coordinator, Comr. Akwaowo Clifford, and assure him that we will consolidate on his efforts. To the Students’ Union Government Presidents and other Union stakeholders here present and in proxy, I say thank you for the confidence reposed on me as the #1 student in Akwa Ibom State. Let me end my speech by asserting that “we should think of what to offer the state and not what the state can offer us”. Our state Governor, Deacon Udom Emmanuel has done excellently well in our academic sector, we have witness continuous infrastructural and internal road construction in our campuses. We are all grateful. I promise to run an all-inclusive government and I urge all Nigerian students to support us to succeed. 


Long Live Joint Campus Committee, 

Long Live NANS, 

Long Live Akwa Ibom State, 

Long Live the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 

Aluta Continua! Victoria Ascerta! 


Signed 


Comr. Ekanem Utibe 

Chairman, Joint Campus Committee NANS, Akwa Ibom State

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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that cabals are frustrating the recently approved $198m maritime security contract.

Amaechi vowed to publicly mention names of saboteurs while speaking at a Maritime Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum held in Warri, Delta State on Thursday.

He said “Reason, why vessels will not come to the Eastern ports, is because there is war insurance due to insecurity in the ports here.

“The war insurance means if the goods cost N10,000 in Lagos, it will cost N20,000 here because there is an extra cost on it due to Insecurity issues. Even as a minister, I can’t enter a boat ride from Warri to Port Harcourt due to insecurity issues, but I can move around Lagos at any time of the day.

“I once asked a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, why people from Anambra don’t import from Port Harcourt port, and he said it cost less to import from Lagos and move to Onitsha even with the price they pay on the road. It is cheaper to import from Lagos to Aba, yet Aba to Port Harcourt is a 30-minute drive.

“For shipowners, you need to do a petition to Mr President. The President approved a contract of $195m for maritime security, but there are people in the system sabotaging the contract because it will restore security in the water. I won’t say who they are until it gets out of control. We are still battling for the contract to take place, but if it gets out of place, we will name them publicly, including the security people involved.

“There are people who make billions of Dollars from the insecurity on the water, so they don’t want security on the water because if we secure the water, all their rubbish will go.

“There are businesses which provide the vessel for oil companies in the name of providing security. The moment we secure the water, they are out of jobs?

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Prison Officer Brutalizes Son, Injures Him For Playing Football (Graphic)

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According to a photographer who shared photos of a teenage boy brutalized by his father, almost went into coma after he sustained a deep injury on his head, just for playing football.

The Nigerian Prisons staff beats his son from 7:00pm till 2:30 am, says report.

See what the photographer/Instagram user wrote..

This happened at Oluwatedo area of Ibadan, Mr Adepoju Biodun is married with three kids,he works with Nigerian prison service Agodi,ibadan.his eldest child is Israel, On 16th February 2018 Israel went to play football and after the football his father beat him from 7:00pm till 2:30am in the early hours of Saturday till he sustained a deep cut on his head with blood everywhere in the house.his the appropriate way to correct or chastise our child. This is beyond chastisement. Israel was beaten to coma before he was later rushed to Don Bosco specialist hospital Ogungbade. I will soon upload the surface area of the deep cut as soon as they open it.his siblings also tolu and praise served severe punishment, they were relieved as soon as Israel was rushed to the hospital. Please share until the appropriate authorities sees this especially Nigerian prisons, UNICEF. #UNICEF #law #crazyfather #ibadan #opayemioludayo
#tolanialli #bayoomoboriowo #michaelomoboriowophotography #ajimobi #florenceajimobi #lawyer #nigerianprison #nigerianprison #freshfm #splashfm #inspirationfm

Beating for your son for playing football? My God.

Someone please remind him how much Neymar is worth per week!!! Kaii

There is another angle to look at this… No father in his right mind would do this to his own son!!! This is a clear case MENTAL ILLNESS/TRUMA probably due to the nature of his work. I am not a psychologist but I know in that in Nigeria  we lack the culture of looking out for the signs of mental fatigue amongst our workers in all sector. Military /Paramilitary have no proper way of been evaluated for any form of work trauma. This man could be having or experiencing trauma as the result of the nature of his job. May God help him and his family.

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UYO STATE LAWMAKER RESCUES PUPILS AGAIN …DONATES DESKS TO SCHOOL

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The member representing Uyo State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Eyo Okon, on Friday, donated 120 desks to the pupils of Government Primary School, Aka Offot, Uyo Local Government Area.

Hon. Monday Eyo who described Education as a bedrock of any society, and for any society to make progress, stated that when the foundation that is the primary level of education is well laid, motivated and properly activated, the child who is at the centre of learning is well prepared, informed and sharpened for the future both mentally and physically.

Headmaster of the School, Mr. Simon Edet Eyo, alongside the Village Head of Aka 1, Eteidung Francis, Hon. Kufre Mendi, while receiving the Lawmaker, commended him for his kind gesture and rapid response to the plight of the pupils within the short notice of time.

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PDP RESPONSIBLE FOR FUEL HIKE- Don Etiebet …BLAMES OBJ,JONATHAN FOR OIL SPILLS IN NIGER DELTA

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Former Petroleum Minister Chief Don Etiebet says the current fuel crisis in Nigeria is caused by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

Speaking in an interview in Uyo, Chief Etiebet the APC leader in Akwa Ibom explained that the petroleum distribution in Nigeria is controlled by PDP members who are causing the fuel hike to project President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure.

Buhari is the substantive Ministet of Petroleum in Nigeria.

“Who are still controlling the petroleum distribution in Nigeria; it is still the original PDP marketers.”

He attributed the fuel hike to the impending elections in the country, saying it is an attempt by the PDP marketers to discredit APC.

 “Election time is coming and they are doing all kinds of thing for petrol not to be available, and what do they want? They want increase I petrol price so that they can use that against APC”

Etiebet, who was minister of petroleum under Gen. Sani Abacha attributed all oil spill in the South-South Zone to illegal bunkering.

He said illegal bunkering in Nigeria where sponsored by the previous Government OF Chief Olusegu Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

“Many Government in the past even up to the last Government have been supporting illegal bunkering; please quote me, I am the former minister for petroleum and I know the details”

On the proposed reintroduction of onshore/offshore oil dichotomy by the APC restructuring Committee, Dr. Etiebet said there was nothing wrong with the committee report.

“ I believe what the committee meant maybe oil discovered or produced outside that isoba boundary.”

He assured that president buhari has done well for Akwa Ibom with the development programme been seen in all part  Akwa Ibom state and urged Akwa Ibom people to rally round him for the re-election of President Buhari in 2019

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The NANS JCC Chairman Comrade. Ekanem Utibe seeks for partnership with wema bank

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****Pleads with Bank to erect an Atm machine at heritage polytechnic and other tertiary institution in state
Akwa Ibom State NANS JCC Chairman Comrade Ekanem Utibe, accompanied by the Secretary General Comr. Akanimo Ifiokonon, Director of sports Comr. Akan Udom, P. R. O Comr.  Kokoette Udom and Enoima Monday Udosoh Monday, were today received by the Dir of Special Duty of WEMA BANK Mr Victor Akpan at Eket LGA branch who directed to the office of the branch service manager.
The chairman appealed to the bank management to assist the students community by erecting an Atm Machine at the campus for the benefit of Nigerian students and the bank. 
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