Engr. Obong Samuel Atang was a special guest at the first gathering in 2022 of the foremost Youth movement in Ekid, Ekid Youths Union to set their action plan for the year.
In what was tagged; Facing the Ekid Future.
The event hard distinguished sons and daughters of Ekid Land graced the occasion while youths weren’t left out in what would turn out to become the mouth piece of Ekid Youths especially as Politicians begin to focus more on Elections than delivering on the dividends of Democracy to Ekid Youths.
The Attah of Ekid in his presentation added his voice to the current issue ravaging the Relationship between Eket and Ibeno LGA; The Stubbcreek forest and re-echoed clearly that Ibeno were settlers and it is insulting for them to lay claims to a land that is not their own, even after Eket won the case in court.
The premiere Chairman of Eket sent words to the governor of Akwa Ibom State to return 13% Oil derivative to Oil Producing towns, as it is not money for the state, but the oil producing towns.
He also called the attention of the state government to the former Qua River Hotel and Qua Steel Company that were sold out in what can be tamed as unconstitutional process.
In another call, another former Chairman of Eket, Hon. Emmanuel Udoh harp on the group to go into all communities of Ekid Nation to drive in membership from youths to ensure massive participation in Union’s activities.
The DPO of Eket division, Inspector Dikko called on Politicians in Eket to create jobs for the teaming Ekid youths, even if it’s cottage industries.
He further praised Ekid Youths for the cordial Relationship the police always enjoys from the community, while charging youths to go about their activities peacefully while preparing for elections next year.
Youth Leaders from Other leading Ekid Groups spoke at length while congratulating the Union on the bold move.
In the Union’s President remark, ObongIwaad Ekemini David read out Union’s plans for year 2022 while charging Union members to gear up for what he tamed an activity-filled year.
It could be recalled that Ekid Youths Union was the only body that represented Ekid in the constitution amendment public hearing of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2020 when even the Ekid leadership could not represent the community thus Ekid being the only ethnic nationality in Akwa Ibom State that was not represented if not for Ekid Youths Union.
The Union confronted PHED for the interest of society and business owners, and got electricity restored to Eket on 1st January 2022 after days of blackout during the festive season.
The only youth group who partnered with the only activist group in Ekid, the Itid Afigh Ekid Union to hold the first world conference in Ekid history. The effect of that press conference is overwhelming across Nigeria to France, owners/partners of Bua Refinery.
The only youth body who has stood up to the redemption of our land via taking up issues like agitating for the rights of Urua Nka traders and market women.
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