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Obong Etim Akanyak Tasks Akwa Ibom Youths on Culture, Discipline and Self Development

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By Richard Thomas, Ibadan

The Obong Iberedem Akwa Ibom in Oyo State, His Royal
Majesty, Edidem Etim Bassey Akanyak has admonished Akwa Ibom youths residents in the  state to sustain their culture as a way of promoting  the rich cultural heritage of Akwa Ibom State both at home and in the Diaspora.

The  Obong gave the admonition  while playing hosting to Akwa Ibom State Youth Assembly (AKISYA) who  paid an advocacy visit to his Palace last weekend.

The Royal Father said there is the  need for them to participate in Akwa Ibom programmes, which by so doing will make them  more enlightened on issues that have to do with culture and traditions of Akwa Ibom.

The monarch while encouraging   the youths  to consider marriage among Akwa Ibomites as part of sustenance of Akwa Ibom culture and values  urged them to toe the path of peace, discipline and self development in order to achieve bright future.

“Akwa Ibom State Youth Assembly is an association of Akwa Ibom youths, mainly students, Youth Corps and artisans whose main mission is to bridge the gap between the younger ones and the elders, therefore, as your father and royal father, I charge you to develop your self, be up and doing and  sustain your cultural values and heritage.”

I also want to encourage you to be good ambassador of Akwa Ibom in Oyo State worthy of  emulation. I believe the you are going to shine and make all Akwa Ibomites in the state, home and abroad proud”.

The palace  receive  visitors which include officers of National Association of South South Students Union(NASSU), University of Ibadan and Polytechnic Ibadan Chapters, and members of the Elders Council, Palace Committee and executive council of Akwa Ibom State Community, Oyo State.

Speaking at the programme, Special Assistant on Media and Chieftaincy Affairs to the council, UtibeAbasi Umoren  said  the advocacy visit and other programmes  are part of the pre- Akwa Ibom Day activities to herald the main event in December, 2019.

 

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