Youths Are The Leaders Of Today, Hon. Otobong Akpan
By Umoh-Obong Kingsley
The member representing Ukanafun State Constituency at the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly (AKHA), Hon. Otobong Jonathan Akpan, has charged youths in the state to take up the mantle of leadership and make good advantage of their young age.
He made the call on Friday during a media chat with journalists in the state, saying “You are no longer leaders of tomorrow. I urge you to make good advantage of your youthful age because you the leader of today.”
Speaking with newsmen, Hon. Otobong thanked God for taking him thus far, saying that his emergence in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly (AKHA) was a miracle.
The lawmaker who also marked his 40th birthday on Friday, expressed appreciation to Ukanafun people for the opportunity to serve them, and disclosed his plans renovate schools within the constituency. He also hinted of his soon coming empowerment programme which he said will accommodate students at the tertiary level.
“Government is a very complex phenomenon, let us try and make it better for our own good and protect others while partnering for the growth and development of the government.”
Hon. Otobong Jonathan is a go-getter; practical Christian, pragmatic politician, compassionate personality, intelligent youth leader and a giver par excellence, graduated from the Imo State University in Accounting.
He is the Chairman of the House Committee on Lands, Housing and Urban Renewal; Vice Chairman, Committee on Judiciary, Justice, Human Rights and Public Petitions; member, Committee Advisory on Parliamentary Matters, Public Accounts, Works and Transport, Information, Labour and Productivity, Intergovernmental, Political and Special Matters; and Member, Committee on Economic Planning and Development.