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Mobil chief, Inoyo, wants socio-cultural groups to prioritise education

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 Udom Emmanuel

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In view of its effectiveness as a tool for development, emancipation and freedom, Executive Director, Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN), Udom Inoyo, has charged socio-cultural groups to spare no expense while contributing their quota to the provision of quality education in the country.

According to him, such groups should, as a matter of fact, redouble their efforts at endeavours that boost learning, if the country must keep pace with its contemporaries as well as prepare today’s youths for tomorrow’s tasks.

Inoyo, who is also an advisor at Inoyo Toro Foundation, a private sector initiative, which has contributed immensely to developing public school teachers and students in Akwa Ibom State, while speaking in Uyo, during the 29th anniversary of a socio-cultural group, the Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio (MMS), where Governor Udom Emmanuel was honoured, charged the group to continue advocating “what is noble and right, speaking up for the voiceless, and uniting all Akwa Ibom people.”

Inoyo who commended the MMI saying, “I know you have invested in education, awarded scholarships and even building a school,” appealed, “Please continue in this all important cause, knowing as did Nelson Mandela, that, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.’

In his remarks, which he titled, “The monetisation of values,” Inoyo, who chaired the occasion, deplored how low “we now are on matters of morals even in spite of our enthusiastic, and sometimes aggressive embrace of religion,” warning that “… this country we so love will continue to struggle until we pay serious attention to our moral values.

He said that socio-cultural groups such as MMI, have a onerous responsibility to “clearly articulate what they stand for, and for the leadership to constantly communicate her expectations to members. The world is very dynamic and issues would always come up, necessitating an adjustment of position. Whatever the situation, do not leave room for doubts on where you stand.”

He added, “Since it appears that as a people, we have lost our sense of purpose on earth, given our selfishness and relentless pursuit of wealth, at all cost, and at the expense of what should really matter in life, I am reminded to ask you today to reflect on the question: what do we really want in life?”

While commending the honoree for his hard work and humility, he said, “It is these and many more qualities that have made  dom deserving of this award by MMI. If this is so, and not just because he is holding the office of governor today, then the best legacy of today’s event will be for Mboho to imbibe and propagate these values. That way, your award will occupy an enduring place in Udom’s heart even beyond 2019.”


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