Udom Emmanuel: Nurturing Boyz 2 Men
By Pat Reuben
As critical as the hour, period, season and condition, as crunchy as the nation and global economy are declining each passing day. Just one man is striking to make a significant difference against the wagging tides of time. From when he nursed, groomed and consented to go for the state’s top and plum job, he knew it was a tough decision between the good, bad and the ugly. As revelations of tasking leadership unfolds everyday, Gov. Udom Emmanuel leaves no one (Akwa Ibomites) in doubt of his avowed, strong and passionate desire for an unconditional service to the greater glory of the state no matter the tough, hard and biting realities of the economy.
Gov. Udom Emmanuel has participated actively in the development of the youths in the country which has stretched a landmark of achievements on the podium of universal recognition and acclamation. His dispositional leadership style is made easy by his desire to seek always through the fear of God directions in all his policies and decision. In just one year, we have celebrated outstanding records so far of a man who came with clean credible credentials to salvage a city in dire need of superlative growth, development and human capacity building. With Udom Emmanuel on the saddle, we as young generations, are in the know the best days are right in front of us (now).
Parading the new kids on the block and resuscitating those the society never gave an opportunity in the past to exhibit their prowess and potentials, His Excellency is priming to leave on indelible mark on the sands of time globally as a good number of Akwa Ibom sons and daughters have today been offered an ample forum through academic sponsorship, political appointments and high profile trainings across various fields, and continuously excelling in the academia, sports, entertainment, politics and various other spheres of human endeavour like never before – in the past and in contemporary times. Gov. Udom Emmanuel through numerous youth rebuilding dynamics is consolidating on the New Akwa Ibom Project where everyone, is given a level playing forum to excel beyond limits.
Testimonies abound in the past one year and the yardstick of measure, most of us can glaringly showcase. Lifting the boys once thrown off board and preparing a feast for us in the midst of those who saw no good in us, Gov. Udom Emmanuel has prioritised the sustenance and expansion of existing infrastructure to suit the involvement of the youths in state building and full participation in governance. This is evident in the remarkable appointments and training across dimensions aimed at integrating the variables.
Take it to the bank, the Governor is the right man for this plum job looking at the state and where we are going to. By the time all his initiatives are fully established, we will see a lot of improvement cutting across the Akwa Ibom landmass. Gov. Udom Emmanuel is fully aware of the onerous task of leading his people and this is sure emphatic on the Divine Mandate from God.
Every geo-political entity and clime requires a visionary leader, one capable of deploying and synergising all the requisite factors and actors to gratify its immediate and imminent needs. Udom Emmanuel’s pedigree, reputation and ascension to the pinnacle of the financial world puts him on the forefront as a perfect fit, tailor-made and premium leader for the task of economic development in the new Akwa Ibom Project. His emergence on the political scene was therefore an icing on the state cake. For the Boys he is raising towards a contributory state building, no shaking Boss. I am a testimony, and others are waiting to excel…
Pat Reuben is a Public Affairs Analyst, crafts this!