Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio Honours Oku Ibom Ibibio
The Patriarch of Ibibio people worldwide and president general of the Supreme Council of Ibibio Traditional Rulers, Nteyin Solomon Daniel Etuk has been honoured with excellence Award on Leadership by foremost socio- cultural organization in Akwa Ibom State, the Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio.
The award was bestowed upon the Ibibio Patriarch on Saturday on the occasion of the 21st Obong Sampson Udo Etuk Biennial Lecture and Excellence awards at the international headquarters of Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio at Udo Udoma Avenue, Uyo
In his remark presented by Elder Patrick Albert, the immediate past State chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Akwa Ibom State Council, the Oku Ibom Ibibio thanked Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio for the Excellence Awards conferred on him and others.
Etuk commended the successive leadership of Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio, for uniting young men and women of Ibibio race worldwide towards the promotion of group identity, peace, growth and the overall development of Akwa Ibom State.
The patriarch said it is the laudable antecedents of the organization that encourage him overtime to identify with Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio and to offer his goodwill message and royal blessings to the International President and members of Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio on the occasion.
He said the gesture has resulted in the attainment of numerous socio-cultural and economic advancement.
The Ibibio patriarch said he has also admired the collaboration fostered by Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio with other socio-cultural groups and stakeholders in the State and beyond towards offering meaningful contributions to the well-being of the state and nation.
Commenting on the theme of the Lecture, “Federalism and Restructuring Rhetoric in Nigeria: Perspectives, Perceptions, and Prescriptions for National Rebirth and Sustainable Development, Nteyin Etuk noted that for the festering security challenges in the country coupled with what he described as the dysfunction in the non-equitable application of federal character regarding federal appointments are issues which make it imperative for federal government to revisit and adopt the resolutions and recommendations of the 2014 National Conference report.
He pointed out that the reason the 2014 National Conference stands as the panacea is because it represents the views of all strata of interests in the country.
The patriarch added “We cannot pretend that all is well in Nigeria. Nigeria must belong to all sections of the country irrespective of tribe, class or religion. Accordingly, I lend my voice to the implementation of true federalism, restructuring and resource control. “
Etuk said the recommendations given by the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah as the keynote speaker on the theme on the lecture should be taken seriously, insisting that it will set a meaningful agenda towards resolving the logjam in the evolution of true federalism and an ideal nationhood.
“We cannot pretend that all is well in Nigeria. The festering security challenges in Nigeria and the dysfunction in the non-equitable application of federal character regarding federal appointments are grave issues of concern, necessary to be addressed. Nigeria must belong to all sections of the country irrespective of tribe, class or religion.
“Accordingly, I lend my voice to the implementation of true federalism, restructuring and resource control. I urge the federal government to revisit and adopt the resolutions and recommendations of the 2014 National Conference report as it represented the views of all strata of interests in the country. It is time to govern Nigeria well,” he stated.