The Ekid youths union is a non partisan youths Advocacy, and socio cultural organization of all youths from Ekid nation of Akwa Ibom state, set out to become a foremost youth Advocacy organization in Ekid land and the nation at large, rightly engaging leadership, legally questioning policies of government and advancing the political, social and economical progress of our land.
We are set out to be a leading voice, for the Ekid people. To rightly advocate through all legal and constitutional means to ensure the rights, privileges and welfare of Ekid people are protected and enhanced peacefully.
An idea whose time has come, cannot be stopped.
The story of the marginalization, oppression and gradual detoriation of the Ekid nation comprising of Eket local government and Esit Ekid local government areas, of Akwa Ibom state, is one that has left just many generations of sons and daughters wondering and asking a lot of questions too.
A land blessed by God, attractive to men, promising with resources and a beautiful people, once upon a time the target destination for every visitor, the wish of all those who couldn’t come to visit, and the dream of investors and multinationals, soon became a nation of wastes, political manipulations, lies and direct destruction of better livelihood of the people. Everything that made Ekid what it used to be has been lost.
Sadly, all of these happen when almost everyone has chosen to take political sides, both old and young, hence the deliberate refusal to or reluctance to consciously resist the activities of selling off who we are and what our land is. From the exploitation of our people by operating oil companies, to the outright abandonment of Ekid nation and the complete redicule that our land has been put to, through the lack of basic social amenities.
These are the backgrounds to the founding of the Ekid Youths Union.
We admonish all sons and daughters of the Ekid nation (Eket and Esit Eket) to take up this opportunity to join in the focused struggle for a better Ekid.