IN THE NEWS: Udom’s Dakkada Philosophy, propelling A’Ibom youths to greatness
………Coming more than two years after its birth,
the Special Assistant to the Governor on Technical Matters and Due Process, Elder Ufot Ebong, has described the Dakkada Philosophy, as a force, propelling Akwa Ibom youths to greatness.
Ebong stated this yesterday, when he received a young indigene of the State, Mr Udoka Inwang, who has been selected for a six weeks training in Texas, United States of America.
Inwang, an indigene of Etinan Local Government Area, was recently selected out of 11,000 Applicants, by the US Embassy,
for the Mandela Washington Fellowship Training, 2018, in the University of Texas, United States.
Continuing, the Governor’s Aide who met with Mr Inwang at his Shelter Afrique Residence in Uyo, yesterday, congratulated him on his successful selection for the training and opined he will do the State proud in the US.
Elder Ebong further described the Dakkada Philosophy as a force propelling Akwa Ibom youths to greatness and thanked Governor Emmanuel for justifying the confidence reposed in him by Akwa Ibomites.
He urged other youths in the State to always take advantage of similar opportunities, saying Governor Emmanuel remains resolute in his youth empowerment agenda.
On his part, Mr Udoka Inwang, while fielding questions from newsmen, shortly after meeting with Elder Ebong, pointed out he is the only Akwa Ibomite, out of 60 Nigerians, selected for the training in the World’s most powerful Country.
He said the training is an annual programme organised by the United Embassy, where 700 African Entrepreneurs Founders of Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) are selected for a six weeks training in the US.
The training, according to him, will cut across Entrepreneurship, Civil Leadership and Public Management, after which they (applicants) will return to replicate the training in their various communities, with the aim to build other youths.
Recall that Governor Emmanuel had last Friday, June 8, 2018, while receiving Mr Inwang at Government House, Uyo, expressed happiness that youths in the State were gradually embracing the Dakkada Philosophy and promised to give him the necessary support, for the training.