AKHA Dep Chief Whip, Nse Essien, bags NASELS Award
(Nse Essien being honoured)
The National Association of English and Literary Studies Students (NASELS), University of Uyo chapter, yesterday, honoured the Member representing ONNA state constituency, Otuekong Nse Essien, with an Award of Excellence for being a good ambassador of his alma mata.
The award presentation took place at the lawmaker’s office at the House of Assembly complex.
Presenting the award to the lawmaker, the president of the group, Comrade Peace Williams, described the day as a fulfilled day, saying that they have come to celebrate and acknowledge excellence in their own (Nse Essien), whom, he said, has made them proud in all ramifications.
Comrade William, while extolling the sterling leadership qualities of the ONNA lawmaker, further described him as a ‘comrade leader’, whose impact and achievements were felt during his days in the university.
He added that Essien’s impact is still being felt across his local government area.
He noted that he was not surprised at the achievements of Hon. Essien as a lawmaker, given his antecedents as a NAKISS secretary, adding that, “today, the university has a lot of laurels courtesy of Hon. Essien’s seriousness during his student days in the University.”
He expressed the association’s resolve to continue in the footsteps of the lawmaker.
Responding, Hon. Essien , who is also the deputy chief whip of the 6th Assembly, expressed delight over the honour done him thanked the group for the gesture, promising to support the body anytime he is called upon to do so. He noted that he would value the award.
In his words; “I am so happy to be honoured by my own today. The Department of English trained me to what I am today and I am indebted to them. The department I was taught us to be reading books. Reading books helped shaped my life and the character that was molded in school is the character that was sent outside and that is the character, I am exhibiting today. I thank you so much for this award and I will value it,” he said.
By Ememobong OKON