African Students’ Union Parliament, ASUP, a student body that spans across fifty-four (54) African countries, has conferred its ‘Pan-African Servant Leadership Award’ on the Managing Director of Ibom Power Company Limited and the Senior Special Assistant on Power to Governor Udom Emmanuel, Engr. Meyen Etukudo.
The Speaker of the student’s parliament, Kewul Abel, along with delegates of the parliament presented the award to Engr. Etukudo in his Uyo office yesterday stating that the award is in, ‘Recognition of his commitment to service for the common good and investment in human capital development’.
‘The immense contribution of Engr. Etukudo to quality service delivery and human capital development have been so felt that his name featured prominently at the last African Students Union Parliament conference held in Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Rwanda’ the Speaker said.
The Speaker described the MD’s gesture towards public service and human capital development as truly Pan-African and urged him to extend such gestures to other parts of Africa.
He said that, “the core objective of ASUP is to encourage co-operation and the harmonious coexistence of students in universities across Africa through exchange programmes, seminars and conferences, which are held across member universities in Africa”.
Engr. Etukudo, in his remark, reeled out some awards and recognitions received by Ibom Power including the African Quality Award as the Most Innovative Power Generation Services Provider in Africa; Best Chief Executive Award at the Global Executive Leadership Programme at Howard University, Washington DC, USA and recognition as the cleanest and safest power company in Nigeria.
The MD expressed appreciation to the students for the honour bestowed on him and lauded the initiative of students from different universities across Africa coming together to drive youth development in the African continent.
He shared with the students on how his over three decades of engineering work experience has taken him to several countries, states and across tribes in Nigeria. He said Africa has not developed beyond its present position due to bad leadership and urged the students to grow beyond nationality and tribe to promote development in Africa.