25th Anniversary: Ati Annang Foundation Inducts 50 Indigenes Into Hall Of Fame

Ati Annang Foundation, a foremost socio-cultural organization, at the weekend made history during its 25th anniversary/international convention grand finale, as 50 illustrious sons and daughters of Annang nation were inducted into the hall of fame, alongside 10 associate members, while nine members got award of honours.
Gov Udom Emmanuel, who was the special guest of honour at the event which took place at Ati Annang secretariat, Cardinal Ekanem Avenue, Ikot Ekpene, implored the leadership of the organization to join in the crusade of tackling the scourge of drug abuse and cultism among youths which stares in the face of the society. The event had as its theme: Annang Nation: Building Our Future Together.
Emmanuel who underscored the role of effective parenting, called on parents to live up to their responsibilities, saying, "Drug abuse has destroyed our children. Parents, teachers and the church have a role to play to mentor the kids to know that their future lies before them".
He decried the rate of cultism which he pointed out has been introduced to primary schools, stressing that such activity should be discouraged, adding that it has mutilated the future of our youths.
Emmanuel advised beneficiaries of Ati Annang Foundation scholarship in primary and secondary levels to prove their mettle with outstanding academic excellence, calling on Ati Annang to supervise their performance, mandating them to withdraw sponsorship of any child who flounders, "let them note that it is scholarship, they must defend it with good grades, good conduct and discipline that will also encourage Ati Annang to do a lot more."
The governor scored Ati Annang high for a well-coordinated event and commend them for recognizing and celebrating the contributions of Annang indigenes inducted into the hall of fame for outstanding performance in the development of the state, as he unveiled the Hall of Fame.
He maintained that other socio-cultural groups should emulate Ati Annang while donating N15 million to support the body.
The international president of Ati Annang, Sir Udo Kierian Akpan, thanked the governor for honouring Annang nation during its silver jubilee celebration. He thanked God for making Ati Annang a strong and vibrant organization.
Akpan maintained that Ati Annang has been working hand-in-gloves with other socio-cultural organizations such as Afe Annang and others to support the government, and thanked members in diaspora and all others for attending the event.
The president announced that Ati Annang Foundation under its scholarship programme this year, has awarded 200 students in tertiary institutions scholarship with the sum of N50,000 each. Also included are the backpack project, career guidance and counselling project, football project and wellness project, to further contribute to the lofty programmes of the governor.
The chairman on the occasion, Mr Paul Usoro, SAN, thanked all members of Ati Annang for contributing to the success of the week-long event which showcased the rich cultural heritage of Annang nation and the contributions and accomplishments of Annang people in the state.
The event was witnessed by top government functionaries, Ati Annang members in the diaspora and all over Nigeria. To thrill the audience was the mercurial minstrel, Dr Uko Akpan cultural group.

0 Comments


    No Comment

Leave a reply

  • About Us

    From the beautiful 'Land of Promise', was born, in 1988, The Pioneer Newspapers. With presence in Lagos, Abuja and deep penetration in the South-South states of Nigeria, Pioneer Newspaper is standing out. Published three times a week - for extended durability and far reaching exposure, under the titles: The Pioneer (every Mondays), Midweek Pioneer (every Wednesdays), and Weekend Pioneer (every Fridays); these Pioneer titles, published by AKNC (Akwa Ibom Newspaper Corporation) provides you with News and other information you need to know on happenings across Nigeria and on the international scene, and with certain attention to a state in Nigeria that is after God’s heart, and is named after God; this is talking about Akwa Ibom State, also known as 'The Land of Promise.'

  • Flicker Gallery

    • PIONEER AT 30
    • Mr Udoh Charles
    • A Former Marketing Manager of AKNC, Mr Patrick Essien; the art editor, Mr Umoh Anwana(middle) and Mr Dominic Akpan were in attendance
    • Gov Udom Emmanuel (right) receiving a sculpture gift from the president of Ibom Patriots, Obong Bassey Inuaeyen, during a courtesy visit to the governor at Government House, Uyo, recently.
							Photo: Anthony Uduak.
    • R-L: The Akwa Ibom governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, PDP national chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and secretary, Senator Ben Obi, during the flag-off of the PDP campaign for December 2017 local government election in Akwa Ibom.	Photo: Anthony Uduak.
    • The wife of Akwa Ibom governor, Mrs Martha Emmanuel (right), receiving a souvenir from Cross River State governor, Professor Benedict Ayade during Southern Governors’ Wives Forum (SGWF) meeting in Cross River State recently.  			Photo: Enobong Essien
    • Gov Udom Emmanuel (right), presenting a plaque to the  pro-chancellor and chairman of Governing Council of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO), Professor Austin Awujo during  a courtesy visit on him at Government House, Uyo, recently.		Photo courtesy: Anthony Uduak
    • The national chairman, Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi (left), discussing with the state PDP chairman, Obong Paul Ekpo (right), during the flag-off of the PDP campaign for  December 2017 local government election in Akwa Ibom.	Photo: Anthony Uduak.
    • The speaker, Akwa Ibom House of Assembly, Barr Onofiok Luke (right) and his deputy, Princess Felicia Bassey,  during the flag-off of the PDP campaign for December 2017 local government election in Akwa Ibom.	Photo: Anthony Uduak.
    • The Akwa Ibom commissioner for information and strategy, Mr Charles Udoh, addressing prefects in public secondary schools across the three senatorial districts of Akwa Ibom during a 3-day leadership and behavioural ethics training at Community Secondary School, Aka Offot.
  • Twitter