-By Atuekong Paul Bassey
The Transition Committee Chairman of Abak Local Government Area, Hon. Dr Emma Udosen has joined Governor Udom Emmanuel to celebrate and congratulate Miss Ime Ime Umanah, who has broken record as the first African Female President, Harvard Law Review Journal.
Miss Ime, who succeeds Michael Zuckerman as the 131st President of the Law Review Journal, is following the footsteps of former United States President Barack Obama, who became the first black man to be elected president Harvard Law Review in 1990.
Hon. Udosen, in a statement made available to newsmen said, “Abak people are so proud of her spartan determination, unassailable courage, undaunting effort and total commitment to studies which have propelled her to achieve this great feat.
“We know that a prestigious institution like Harvard University always guns for the best of brains, we are therefore very excited that our girl has practically and clearly demonstrated to the world that Akwa Ibomites were born great with amazing potentials and abilities”, Barr. Udosen said.
Continuing, the Abak helmsman said “This is a wake up call to the younger generation that with a dint of hardwork and dedication, notwithstanding all odds, they can attend any great height in life.”
Miss Umanah, 18, is a native of Atai Otoro in Abak Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. She is currently a joint degree candidate with Harvard Law school and the Harvard kennedy School of Government. Her new capacity will oversee more than ninety student editors and permanent staff members of the Law Review Journal as well as communicate with writers including senior faculty members.
The Law Review Journal, published monthly from November through June, was founded in 1887 by future Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis as an entirely student edited law journal.