Martin Beck Nworah Tuesday, May 16, 2017 0
On Wednesday, 17th May 2017, amongst other things I will be speaking on, I will be speaking about my journey when I was an executive of the SUG in Unizik as a special guest at COOU Igbariam.
In 2014/15, I was in office as the PRO of the Students Union Government and despite the problems we inherited and created, I was able to navigate the sea of my office till I left on my own accord.
At the event tomorrow, I will be sharing with my fellow young people, what I was able to achieve with the little resources available and the limited powers of my office back then.
1. Immediately I was elected into office, I revived the moribund UnizikSugNews (USN) which is the official News Media of the union. I employed about 40 students and paid them with my personal funds to scout for news for our website. I later trimmed down to 10 student media officers when my pocket felt the heat.
2. I introduced a branded polo and tee-shirt for the office to enable my office attend official functions on invitation and raise funds to run our media outfit.
3. I successfully ran a 24/7 official phone line open to the public to enable anybody seeking information about the union and university to call in.
4. I published a magazine tagged "After School, What Next?" at the end of my tenure and distributed thousands of copies free to the students.
5. I held a get together party for the students tagged "ZikitesUSNConnect" which afforded me the opportunity to thank everyone who helped me through my stay in office.
6. I was very much instrumental in helping hundreds of students out of divergent campus issues.
I would have gone on, but this is not blowing my trumpet. Leadership is a hard position and I admire those who have gotten there. I can only pray and wish them well.
I will be sharing loads of stories and experience with the students at COOU Igbariam tomorrow. I hope you come around.
Till we get to the Promised Land, I shall be waiting for when you will pass me a glass of water and thank God for the gift of grace for the race.