Thursday, 19 December 2019

Renown Philanthropist, Ben Akak, reveals source of wealth, advises Odukpani youths

Engr. Ben Akak 

Ukorebi Esien |18th December 2019

A renowned Philanthropist and president of Ben Akak Foundation, Engr. Ben Akak has said that God is the source of all wealth, as such man needs to acknowledge Him in all his dealings. 

Engr. Akak who made this known in his Calabar office while addressing a cross section of members of Odukpani Youths Academy during a familiarization visit advised the visiting youths to always put God first in all their dealings, stating that God holds the key to unlock true wealth. 

The Former Treasurer of National Association of Cross River State Students, NACRISS World Wide used the opportunity to recount his experience as a student Leader while in the University. He further decried the rate of insecurity in the state while calling on Indigenes of Odukpani both home and those in the diaspora to collectively build the local government area and make it a place of their dream. 

Akak said the only way to a better society is for both leaders and citizens to return to God, stating that the "Back to God Approach" is what Nigeria leaders must sign in to if they must succeed in leaving a legacy behind. 

Engr Ben encouraged his visitors not to relent in their pursuit for the good of the LGA, even as he commended the Odukpani Leadership Academy for the good jobs so far and pledged to always  support their activities. 

Earlier the leader of the delegation, Comrade Kingsley Ita Ikpeme outlined the essence of the academy, stating that the academy is a non partisan, non Governmental Organization which among other things is aimed at providing practical leadership training and direction to ex-student and youth leaders of Odukpani extraction as well as determined to provide avenues for youth Participation in governance and leadership. 

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