Students of Ubium Comprehensive Secondary School, Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, have promised to eschew cultism and other social vices in order to actualise their dreams.
They made this pledge during an interactive session with Special Assistant to the Governor on Research and Documentation, Essien Ndueso, in a one-day campaign against social vices organised by Miss Nsit Ubium, Christiana Ukeme for students at their school on the theme: “THE DEFINITION OF REAL BEAUTY”.
The Governor’s Aide assured them that the State Government is not just providing free and quality education but ensuring a good a brighter future for the students through the numerous industries being created in the state.
Mr Ndueso warned that Governor Emmanuel has vowed to make the state very hot for cultists and other violence perpetrators by outlawing cult groups and advised the students not to be lured into any nefarious activity that could place them at the wrong side of the law.
He advising that cultism truncates the future of members, he assured that only bright, intelligent and creative students have can be assured of prospects in the new Akwa Ibom which Governor Emmanuel is building.
“I am a journalist by training but currently a public servant. I didn’t study SA to the Governor in school, but Governor Udom Emmanuel in his own magnanimity invited me to serve him because he felt I could add value to the state. He invited me to work in his team because I am not a cultist, I am not a militant and I am not or thug.
“Because the opportunities are limited, you must work hard in order to be outstanding in your respective fields, so that when opportunities beckon, you will be found worthy.
“That cannot happen if you’re not proficient in your chosen profession” Ndueso advised
Also at the occasion was a renowned social housing expert, Arc Ezekiel Nyaetok, amongst others.
Earlier during the interactive session, Students counted the dangers of cultism to include living in fear, not being able to achieve goals, premature death, failure in academics, among others.
The convener of the programme, Miss Christiana Ukeme said she was motivated by the need for young people to be encouraged to discover their inner beauty and shun acts capable of jeopardizing their future.