Akwa Ibom Isongo!
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Date Posted: November 27, 2014
Akwa Ibom Isongo!!
On September 27, 1987, what was referred to as 'the mainland', was detached from the rest of Cross River State to create Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria, which was followed by the formation of Akwa Ibom State Association of Nigeria, USA, INC. (AKISAN).
27 years later, AKISAN is 37 chapters strong, spread all over the continental USA, and impacting many lives across continents. Blessed with a robust membership, we increased in numbers and strength yearly.
Ebola, a health-care nightmare, touched down on the Nigerian soil, with an impact surpassing that of most natural disasters. Luckily, it was contained before Akwa Ibom State could be affected.
During the recent AKISAN National Council Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we successfully showcased our spirit of oneness, and our resolved to move AKISAN forward in a progressive direction. Again, we thank all those who traveled from far and near to participate in that meeting, the first under my administration.
The second National Council Meeting is scheduled to be held in Houston, Texas on April 17-18, 2015.
AKISAN families and friends have been blessed with travel mercies/safety, newborns, new graduates/jobs, new immigrants, and vibrant health.
For these and many other blessings, we are thankful.
John J Etim
National President, AKISAN USA