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By Thelma Abia

The Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Mr  Udom Gabriel Emmanuel has promised not to leave any project uncompleted in Oruk Anam local government area, as well as the whole of Akwa Ibom state, assuring them that the completion Agenda will deliver every project initiated by his administration at the expiration of his tenure in 2022.

Speaking through the Honorable Commissioner for Education, Mrs Idongesit Etiebiet during the inauguration of 29 Interministerial Direct Labour Coordinating Committee’s education focused projects in Oruk Anam Local government area , he thanked them for their unrelenting support for his administration and for giving him the third highest number of votes during the last governorship elections.
Expressing his love for Oruk Anam, Gov Emmanuel delivered a special greeting courtesy  his wife Her Excellency Dr. Mrs Martha Udom who is a daughter of the soil and also appreciated them for being good in-laws to him.
With two years left in office, the Governor excited them with news of the possibility of getting more developmental project  but advised that news and evidence peace  is the only way to make such a reality.

The Special Assistant to Governor on Interministerial Direct Labour Coordinating Committee, Prince Sampson Idiong while setting the tone for the event welcomed the Governor, guest and indigenes to Community Secondary school Ikot Osute. Informing them that 34 IMDLCC project were approved for Oruk Anam, he presented the completed 29 to his  Excellency, with a promise to deliver the ongoing 5 in no distant time.

In his welcome address, the principal of the host school Pastor Victor Morgan expressed his gratitude to God for the safe journey of every guest present, the Clement weather and to the AKHA member for choosing  Community Sec. School Ikot Osute as his constituency project.

Describing the sorry state of the school before the provision of the block of Six Classrooms, library and principal’s office, where student studied under trees  due to the unavailability of class rooms. Pastor Morgan however requested more intervention projects for his school such as more classrooms,  laboratory  and modern toilet .

Also presenting a goodwill message and appreciating the Governor for the opportunity to nominate his choice constituency project  to be executed under the supervision of the IMDLCC amidst the Nations financial crisis,  was the member representing Oruk Anam in the Akwa Ibom State house of Assembly Rt. (Hon.) Sir Udo Kirian Akpan.
Udo Kirian revealed that the School was at the verge of being de-registering by WAEC due to the unavailability of classrooms for the exams hence the need for the nomination

Goodwill messages were also presented by  the Local Government Chairman Rt. Hon. Dr. Kingsley Okon, the Paramount ruler Obong (Engr.) JJ Okposi, the Women leader, Hon. Mrs. Grace Mfon, Clan head of Abak-midim Obong Akpan Jackson.

Accompanying the Governor  for the inauguration were: The Chairman, IMDLCC and Commissioner for Finance Mr. Nsikan Linus Nkan. The Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Barr. Prince Ukpong Akpabio. Secretary of the IMDLCC, Dr. Champion Abasute. Former Commissioner for Education, Pastor Paul Udofia. Mr Itoro Noah, Elder Sunday Okokon, political stakeholders, traditional and religious leaders and the gentleman of the press.

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Remember My Heart When My Body Is Gone’ – Level 400 Student Dies Leaving Behind Mysterious Message



Final year students of the University of Ghana have been thrown into a state of shock and mourning as one of their mates has mysteriously died .
A level 400 student of Legon identified as Daniel Anane Wadie has passed on after leaving a mysterious message.

According to reports, the deceased, Daniel Anane Wadie wrote on his Whatapp status,“When my body is gone, remember my heart”before his sudden demise.

It is unknown what exactly led to his death but the report says he died at the Legon Hospital when he was seeking medical care.

Legon Hyper1 who goes by the name @Elormdeezy on Twitter reported about the sad incident on the micro-blogging site whilst some colleagues of him confirmed the report.

It is believed that Daniel Anane Wadie died on September 9th, 2021, a day before his final exams.

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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has commiserated with the families of prospective National Youth Service Corps members from the state who died Wednesday in a car accident on their way to Orientation Camp in Katsina State.

Governor Emmanuel made this known while receiving the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim who was on a condolence visit to him, Thursday, at Government House, Uyo.

The Governor who expressed grief over the death of the Corps members in the auto crash noted that it is painful to lose a child after investing much in raising them educationally and otherwise.

“We received with heavy heart the news of the ghastly accident claiming the lives of our young graduates and I could feel the pains as a father because not after you have finished sponsoring your child from primary through secondary school to University and then on his way to NYSC camp this happened.

” It is a very sad moment and a black Wednesday, well we can’t question God when things like this happen, it’s God that knows everything and He’s in control of everything but our heartfelt condolences will always and ever go out to the parents and the families of those corps members. Our prayers will always go to these our beloved sons and daughters who have lost their lives”, he stated.

The Governor announced his intention to lead members of the State Executive Council on a condolence visit to the bereaved families and directed the Commissioner for Youth And Sports, Sir Monday Uko to trace the affected families for a scheduled visit and prayed God to avert such a mishap in the state.

“I pray may it never happen again, we pray for the families of these young sons and daughters of ours, that God will visit them and God will always be there for them because that’s what will make a difference, no word of man, no sympathy of man can ever fill that gap”, he said.

The Governor thanked the DG, NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim for his prompt reaction to the incidence and condolence visit to the state and families of the Corps members, describing him as a good shepherd who has demonstrated love and concern over the wellbeing of the Corps members in the Country.

The Governor vowed to clamp down on transport agencies conveying Corps members at night to long distances, lamenting that such sad occurrence would have been avoided if the transport agency did not embark on the risky journey.

In his remarks, Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brig. Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim described the incident as a sad moment for NYSC community and the affected families , praying God to console Akwa Ibom State and the families who lost their wards on their way to the Camp.

‘It is a very sad day for us, I refer to it as black Wednesday, we commence our batch ‘B’ stream one orientation exercise on the 27th of this month and just yesterday we got a call on what happened and the entire NYSC family and the people of the state are completely devastated. On behalf of the NYSC management and Corps members please accept our heartfelt condolences”.

The deceased Corps members include, Upere Innocent Peter and Akpan Victor Joseph; graduates of Mass Communication, Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic; Asuquo Miracle Effiong, graduate of Psychology; Ekikoh Stella Sylvester, graduate of Sociology and Anthropology and Ezuruike Coleman Chikwado graduate of History And International Studies all of the University of Uyo.

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Governor Udom Emmanuel’s Special Assistant on Research and Documentation, Mr Essien Ndueso , and an acapella musical icon, Ubong Ikpe were on Thursday, decorated as brand ambassadors of Etinan Institute.

They were eulogized for being exceptional alumni in their respective disciplines in media practice and acapella brand of music by the Etinan Institute Old Students.

The old students of the institution under the aegis of Etinan Institute Old Students Association, ETINOSA, had stormed their alma mater at the 2021 Speech, Prize Giving, and Award Day.

Prince Mike Sabastine, their international president, who decorated the two alumni of the institute, further lauded Mr .Ndueso for consistency and professionalism in the discharge of his responsibilities as a journalist.

Welcoming the students at the event, the ETINOSA president challenged them to stand out as geniuses in the current generation to be ready for future leadership.

“Let me say that education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy and no enemy can alienate”, Mr .Sabastine said.

He encouraged the none prize winners to work hard to merit prizes in subsequent opportunities, rather than lose hope.

The Old Students pledged to do more to attract more developments to their Alma mater and promised to redesign the entrance into the school to become befitting of its name.

In his keynote address at the occasion, a businessman, industrialist, and old student of the school, Chief Nelson Miangekere urged the students to strive to stand out in their various callings.

Miangekere an old student of the 1960 set, maintained that it does not matter what profession one ventured into, but that the important thing is to be exceptional in a rather competitive society.

The ceremony moderated by a former teacher of the institute and a retired permanent secretary in the state civil service, Mr. Ekanabasi Ubong, saw the old students present cash prizes, exercise books, and textbooks to the best students of each subject in all the classes in the school, as well as the best-behaved students in the school.

They earlier held motivational sessions with the respective classes to mentor and inspire the students in their separate groups, warning them against the vices of cultism and prostitution, as well as charging them to aim for greatness through hard work and focus in their studies.

The principal and staff of the institute participated in the speech, prize, and award-giving ceremony which was also attended by a former student, Dr. Dora Ebong, proprietress of Topcare Pharmacy and member of the Federal Character Commission.

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