A new leadership of Uyo Students Association USA (Worldwide) has been inaugurated with a charge to strive for excellence in their academic and create an imprint and legacy during their tenure in office.
The Chairman on the Occasion of inauguration of the newly elected Executive of Uyo Students Association USA (Worldwide), Hon. Emaeyak Udoma recently at Uyo Local Government Council hall enjoined Uyo indigenes studying in various higher institutions of learning across the World to look beyond local government bursary but to give what he described as hot-most priority to the main aim of going to school which is learning, added that they would put in their best to become great scholars and hope for better tomorrow. Hon. Emaeyak Udoma who spoke through his representative, Engr. Udoma further advised the leadership and members of the association to think of an outstanding and positive project that would be worthy of promoting ongoing transformation programme in the State as such leadership qualities would write his reigns “tenure of leadership” on the sand of time. He expressed readiness to sponsor the first outstanding project by the new executive as well made an undisclosed cash donation to the association.
Also admonishing the students executive council and members, a former Student Activist and member representing Uyo State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Hon. Monday Ebong Okon also known as “MURRAY” who was represented by comrade Kufre Enang said students would always put in eighty percent of their time and energy as youth to academic activities and twenty percent to socials to include Students unionism which he described as time to learn about effective leadership, he hinted that academic pursuit could be liken to commands given to Computer which the end result would mean nothing but what you gave, “the amount of efforts you put while in School as student determines what you come out with”. Meanwhile in a bid to express total support to the new exco the House member through his representative, Comrade victor Enang Uko openly invites the executive to his office the where he would impact on Uyo Students morally and financially.
The new USA Worldwide Executive includes; Comrade Victor Edet John, President; Comrade James Nathaniel Effiong, Vice President 1; Comrade Anthony Sunday Uko, Deputy National vice President; Comrade Idongesit Saviour Okon, Vice President West; Comrade Anthony Gregory Effiong, Secretary General; Comrade Bassey Oliver Daniel, Assistant Secretary; Comrade Sylvester Eyo Okon, Treasurer; Comrade Jimmy Ime Archibong, Financial Secretary and Comrade Jane Emmanuel Okon, Director of Women Affairs. Others are Comrade Johnson Joseph Asian, Public Relations Officer; Comrade Etim Mkpoikana Dominic, Director of socials and welfare; Comrade Usanga Okuku Effiong, Auditor general; Comrade Akpan Ekpeno Peter, Director of sports; Comrade Godwin Inyang, Director of Transport and the Provost Marshall and Comrade Ekpenyong Saviour Edet.
In his address the President a student of Physics department from the University of Uyo, Comrade Victor Edet John expressed profound gratitude to God for a free, fair and transparent election. He also thanked all and sundry who made out time to grace the occasion as well commended his executive members which he described as “digital Exco” for their unreserved contributions in all aspects toward ensuring a successful day. The new USA worldwide boss stated that the growth of Uyo Students would depend on the effective representation of his Execo added that “we stand for transparency, accountability and Justice” he noted that Uyo Students Worldwide have been seriously deprived of the dividends of their motherland, explained that that is the factor for disunity and disagreement within the Association. The President however expressed hope on the new phase of Uyo Council whom he said would always carry the Students along. He pledged absolute loyalty and support to the government of Akwa Ibom State, Uyo Local Government Council and the Nation at large. It is an undisputable fact that “in every successful President there must be a loyal and committed deputy” in expression of readiness to give her total support the Vice President West, Comrade Idongesit Saviour Okon of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic on behalf of lieutenants declared wholehearted commitment and support that would enhance the attainment of all the positive set gold during and after their tenure.
Speaking on behalf of the Stakeholders, some members of the Council of Chapter the former image maker of the USA worldwide, Comrade Idongesit Archibong aka “Archi Mkpork” congratulated the newly Executive Council of the Association and admonished them against faction, charged the Head to live up to his promise of working together with his lieutenants and the entire Uyo Students at all time in other to regain the loss unity and as well bring back the Prestige and glory of USA Worldwide. He urged them to begin to plan for their transition from the day of inauguration, thereby avoid the temptation of over stay in office. The former electoral Chairman, comrade Idongesit Mbat stressed the need of the Executive Council to always seek council from her predecessors for appropriate council and not to fight among themselves and prayed God’s wisdom, direction and protection upon the Executive Council.