I’m yet to come across a single formula for success. But over the years, I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.
In Akwa Ibom today, we are blessed with youth leaders whose actions have not only inspired many, but has also given the youth hope for a secure future. One of such leaders is Mr. Ime Uwah whose contributions towards uplifting and galvanising the youth can’t go unnoticed.
The “Rainmaker” as he is called by his numerous admirers, has over the years turned many job seekers to job creators through his numerous empowerment programmes.
As a proactive business magnate, Mr. Uwah has used his office as Special Assistant to Gov. Udom Emmanuel on Marketing and Brand Management, to mobilize about 15,000 Dakkada Ambassadors. This is to authenticate the Dakkada philosophy in the lives of Akwa Ibom youth, which, through his efforts, has established the Dakkada Business Forum, which comprises both entrepreneurs and young professionals from different fields and through the business forum, 31 Dakkada Multi-purpose Co-operative Societies have been created. As reported, the Multi-purpose Co-operative Societies are now expanded to 329 chapters.
Many youth have been empowered with business ideas by way of seminars and trainings through the Dakkada Multi-purpose Co-operative Societies, while some of them have been empowered with business ideas by way of seminars and trainings. He also helped in facilitating easy access to both free and subsidized government agricultural inputs for farmers, creating synergy and network amongst members to provide easy market resources, and also helped in assisting the Cooperative societies and members to access soft loans and grants.
Sadly, in this part of the world, only few leaders inspire the way Mr. Uwah does. For me, there is something utopian about how he carries himself. Very humble, accessible and more importantly, he is always ready to offer help to folks who genuinely need it.
It is certain that, where a leader like Mr. Uwah is encumbered with the determination and zeal to deliver as expected, there is bound to be an unquantified pro-ratas of achievements.
With this, I will join my voice with the teeming youth of Uyo Federal Constituency to ask him to hearken to the 2019 call.