Ekondo Efak Inang marks 12th anniversary at UCTH SPBU, sues for social cohesion

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A socio-cultural group headquartered in Calabar the Cross River state capital metropolis on Sunday marked its twelfth (12th) anniversary of formation NEGROIDHAVEN can report. She used the opportunity to sue for social cohesion amongst Nigerians while calling on the youths to rise up to the challenge of mentorship and leadership.

Part of its itinerary of activities was paying a courtesy call on the Special Care Babies’ Unit, SCBU at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital UCTH where it performed its corporate social responsibility, CSR of donating a few medical items of two (2) pieces each of Glucometer, Pulse Oximetry, Neonatal Stethoscope, and with 8 pieces of Thermometer (2 digital and 6 manual types).

Ekondo Efak Inang also did an earlier stop-over at George Memorial Parish of the Presbyterian Church, Eight Miles, Calabar on Sunday to perform a thanksgiving service and donation of cash benefits to the religious instruction. A reception was held at Ikot Enebong Extension.

Speaking exclusively to NEGROIDHAVEN the president of the group, Mr Asuquo Etim Okokon, who disclosed that his Association was birthed on Easter noted his organisation is keen about uniting young professionals from the greater Calabar community.

His words, ‘This is our twelfth anniversary, this association was formed in 2011 and we are celebrating our 12th anniversary. We did Thanksgiving Service in church this morning, and now we are in the hospital to see the Special Care Babies’ Unit just to present items to them. This is an annual event which we observe every year, every Easter Sunday which is our birth month’.

The chairman of the 12th anniversary occasion sub-committee, Mr Godwin Archibong, who observed that before coming to SBCU his organisation had conducted a needs assessment noted that Nigeria is in dire need of unity and a youthful population which should rise to the challenge of leadership and mentorship.

His words, ‘right now we need more of unity, we need more of togetherness, Nigeria has been too divided, as a socio-cultural group we believe we can speak with one voice, speaking with one voice will help us muster courage to salvage our nation from going down the drain, and our message is very simple :

‘The youth must rise positively, we must engage leadership, we must be mentored, we must be ready to take over leadership’, he concluded.

Ekondo Efak Inang is a socio-cultural group made of young professionals from the four traditional elements which constitutes the larger/extended ancient Calabar community, namely, Efik, Efut, Kion and Abakpa/Qua; who are keen about uniting, developing and rendering service to the society.

 

 

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