The ongoing reawakening philosophy of the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel is gathering momentum daily as organisations, business groups and professional bodies are keying into the ‘Dakkada’ philosophy through their efforts to ensure that people around them rise to attain feats with available resources at their disposal.
During the week, owners of trucks in the state and Operators of earth moving equipment under the aegis of Earth Moving Equipment, Double Axel Truck Owners/Operators Association (EMEDATOA) embarked on grading of rural roads, donation of exercise books to public schools across the senatorial districts of the State, with a series of other empowerment programs targeted at supporting community development locally and nationally.
The give-away which was part of activities marking the 10th anniversary of the Association was done both in fulfillment of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and in support of the state government’s ‘dakkada’ philosophy.
Addressing newsmen in Uyo, Chairman of EMEDATOA, Comrade Edikan Iweh noted that the Association was motivated to embark on the capital-intensive projects as a result of the doggedness and zest of the Commissioner for Economic Development and Ibom Deep Seaport, Hon. Akan Okon; Chairman, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area, Hon. Ekanem Brown and his Nsit Atai counterpart, Hon. Emem Ibanga; CEO, Nsik Motors, Mr. Nsikak Johnny; CEO, Abaringo Ltd, Mr. Abasieno Okon and others whom he described as “public=spirited individuals”.
Iweh observed that the support of those mentioned has helped EMEDATOA scale through certain challenges in the course of its operation in the state.
He expressed satisfaction at the caliber of those in the state government’s cabinet and called on subsequent governments to replicate similar hands in the future.
For its 10th Anniversary, EMEDATOA has successfully commemorated America’s former President’s (John Kennedy) assertion “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”
Meanwhile, the Association’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations draws its curtains on Saturday, December 7.
Credit: Emmanuel Ufon