Home / Editorials / ATUEKONG PAUL BASSEY: A TOAST TO A LEGEND @25 – By Hon Cavil Inwang



On Sunday August 6, 1989 you were born on Wednesday August 6, 2014 makes you 25 years. You were born into the family of Dr/Mrs Ime-obong Bassey of Nto-otong, Midim Clan. Abak, a
Passionate Doctor, a disciplinarian and a devout Christian at St Joseph Catholic Church

Unlike the Oedipus Rex of the Greek Mythology, no invitation was extended to a fortune teller to foretell what fortune you brought in to the world. Your future was unknown to humans except your creator alone.
Though you were not born with a silver spoon, your parents were neither intellectually wretched nor materially poor. You grew up in the strict religious and disciplined environment in which your father especially was known for.

Though you were a good mixer and a team player both in your primary and secondary school days, you were never seen among the bad boys. While many of your peers at their teens took to smoking cigarettes, marijuana, attending reggae nights and disco parties and getting drunk with resultant fights over girl friends with one another, your books were your best friend.

You were never known to be disobedient to parents and constituted authorities. As a youth, you never missed church cleaning on Saturdays or service on Sunday mornings.
You were a child of many parts that fathers and mothers in Nto-otong, Midim Clan had wished was theirs to have as you were well reported of in the community.
In school, no doubt, you will today remember with nostalgia, those big and intimidating biology and chemistry textbooks like the popular “Stone and Cusson” or “Lambert.”

Your love for transparency and accountability, and repositioned you to study Engineering not just as a course in the Polytechnic but becoming an Engineer and a Media consultant of no mean repute. Undoubtedly, like the scriptures say “train up a boy in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not turn aside from it”, it is interesting to know that at 28 you have not departed from the way you were trained from infancy even in the face of blackmail, insult and abuse.
Without parental watch, you attended the Federal University of Technology Yola and Federal Polytechnic Damaturu and had the early exposure to Nigerians across board. From Igbos, Hausas, Fulanis, Ijaws, to Yorubas, Oros, Kalabaris you associated and expanded your world view of being in a multi-cultural and ethnic environment. That you came out tops as one of the best graduating students in FUT-YOLA and FEDPODAM at a time sorting of lecturers by students either in cash or kind was alien to the University and Polytechnic system to obtain high scores in examination speaks volume of your brilliance. A peep into your profile also revealed that your pursuit of academic excellence and desire to take front seat in leadership took you to South Africa where you obtained M. SC in Web Development, JAVA,A++ and Many Programming Languages at WIT UNIVERSITY.

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To fortify yourself in meeting the challenges of human and material resources management as well as positioning you for greater leadership responsibilities, you attended the following programmes ; Conference: Social media online training Abuja, Best African Student Summit 2009, Manager North East communication Damaturu, Yobe state, Website Content Manager – UyoCalyAxis.com, President- Akwa-Cross Student Association Fedpodam, President- Akwa Ibom Community- Youth Wing.

At SHADE COVER , A media consultant for ShadeCover group Civil Engineering/ Archecturial firm, Where you are the Website Content Manger, responsible Award/ recognition: Atuekong Ndito Annang by Akwa-Cross Student Association among others.

Professionally, Registered Online Member of International Association of Engineers (IAENG).

While in the Shade Cover Plc, you bestrode the 21st Century Knownlage of being a presently Media Consultant for ShadeCover groups where you saw the need to design a website that will display the Company’s outstanding projects www.danpalonprojects.com

You also saw the need to create www.ibommobile.com Presently Akwa Ibom No1 Leading News Site with the total of over 68,000 Visitors in less than a year of its establishment, the Social media Handles like twitter @Ibommobile , Facebook page www.facebook.com/ibommobile  has also record tremendous followers.

In 2013, www.ibommobile.com received an Award as AKWA IBOM MOST VISITED WEBSITE By Ibom People’s Award, this was possible through your strength of consistency.

Your Perception in the Fourth Coming Political Krincum Krancum neutral and will never forget you saying The duty of youth is to challenge corruption because we have found what gives us a strong,loud voice. If we fail to take it to the next level,we are nothing but TOOTHLESS BULL DOGS!
Happy Birthday Sir. Happy Birthday CEO- Ibommobile Media.

Hon Cavil Inwang Ke Uyo

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