Ikot Ayan Itam
2019 Christmas Festival
Congratulations to the winner of the 2019 Ikot Ayan Itam Praise Festival.
The serenity identified with Ikõt Ayan Itam village was stirred as Church Choirs, senior citizens, and youths of the village gathered at the Assembly Hall of St John Catholic Primary School, Ikõt Ayan Itam, Itu Local Government Area, to witness and participate in the 10th edition of the village annual “Christmas Festival”.
The Christmas festival, which started on December 26th, 2009, featured praise and worship sessions, exhortation, songs competition, quizzes on the Bible and current affairs, dance party/ competition for children and senior citizens.
In his opening address, the convener and sole sponsor of the Christmas Festival, for ten consecutive years now, Akparawa James N. Edet, NPOM, expressed his gratitude to God for having initiated the festival, ten years ago, and for sustaining the vision of the program by providing the sponsorship of the event, unceasingly, for a decade, through the favour and grace He has given to his family.
One of the highlights of the 2019 edition was the presentation of “Awards of appreciation” to key contributors to the success of the festival, Engr. Essien Akpan Udõh, Ph.D., and Elder Ndifreke Godwin Akpan.
In his speech at the occasion, the traditional father of the day and “Ette-iduñ” of Ikõt Ayan Itam, ‘Õbõñ’ John Uduk, harped on peace and truth among the people; as these are ingredients of unity and development in any civilized society.
By Enwoño-Abasi Ituen, mmi.
2020 FAMILY REUNION
Ayan Development Union, Lagos was thrown into jubilation and celebration on the 13th December 2020 during her End of Year Family Reunion Party.
Speaking, the ADU President, Mr. Daniel Ekong thank God Almighty for sparing our lives to see this day adding that the year 2020 is a great year to be remembered.
He thanked God for the Grace surviving the first phase of Covid19, survived the Endsars violent protests, survived economic hardship, and live to see this season. He said we will surely survive the 2nd phase of the pandemic which will never be our portion in Jesus mighty name.
He went on appreciating ADU members for their love and support to the meeting, thanking the Loan Committee, for their time in working all round the clock for the success recorded so far.
Speaking Mr. Michael Essien seize the opportunity to especially appreciate our brothers and sisters that have made this sacrifice of love in putting smiles in the faces of our people and importantly those our brothers and sisters that contributed in Cash and in-kind to this historic event. It’s all started as a joke, but we were committed and determined in taking our Community further in love, caring, and oneness.
In attendance were,
- Madam Arit Okon Udo, all the way from the USA.
- Elder Effiong J. Ntukidem.
- Prince Felix Udoh, President, Akwa Ibom Community, Lagos also an Adviser to the Committee.
- Mrs. A Effiong Udoh, the wife of Elder Mansfield E. Udoh.
Courtesy of Mr. James Iniama
Ayan Youths Council
“Ikot Ayan Itam Youths Council Celebrates Her Get Together Today and Launching of 3 Million Fund Raising”.
Ayan youths today being 28th. Dec. 2020. has celebrated their 2020 end of year get together/launching of 3 Million Fund Raising, the chairman of the occasion (ESV) James Iniama who was ably represented by the brother.
Hon. Bassey Bassey Iniama, thanked the youths for their cooperative and togetherness, adding that, the peace we enjoyed today is because we have left above hatred., I pray God will continue to keep the youths of Ayan village together for a better future. He also announced the donation of one grass-cutting machine on behalf of (ESV) James Iniama.
Also speaking, Elder (Prince) Tpl. Effiong Akpan, Director of Ministry of Land/water Resources donation another grass-cutting machine to Ayan youths.
Obong (T. Dr.) Godwin Okon Daniel a.k.a “Doctor Great” donated a Cash price to Ayan village and also promise to support them at any time.
Another industrious son of the village, Akparawa James Edet, Director, Ministry of information and strategy who also represented the Executive Chairman of Itu Local Government Area. Rt.Hon.Barr. Etetim Onuk also donated a cash prize to Ayan youths.
Mr. Emmanuel Ntukidem, the youth leader of Ayan village thanked everyone who made it possible to witness the events and pray God to take them back safely in Jesus name amen.
The event featured the presentation of Awards, cultural display, and special music by Obong Efak an Itu-born artist.
ADU 2020 LOAN SCHEME RECIPIENTS
The first three (3) beneficiaries of the ADU LOAN SCHEME were presented with their cheques, demonstrating love to humanity with a pure heart.
The Beneficiaries were;
1) Mrs. Regina Effiong
2) Mrs. Iquo Effiong Ubahaha
3) Mr. Peter Umanah
Remarkably, the scheme committee chairperson Mr. Michael Essien thanked all supporters that started this project with their hard-earned resources and doesn’t want to be identified and then called on all sons and daughters of Ikot Ayan Itam to partner in this noble journey of community development.
Ikot Ayan Itam celebrates and congratulates our illustrious son Lani James Ntukidem for this generous water project in our community.
By Martins Ekong
2020 Christmas Festival
Congratulations to the winner of the 2020 Ikot Ayan Itam Praise Festival.
Giving thanks to God is not just a command but a duty. God doesn’t live by our Praise, but He appreciates when we give Him quality Thanksgiving and Praise from the bottom of our hearts.
I want to appreciate, Akp. James Edet, the International Vice President of Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio for this wonderful program. I pray that as we enthroned Christ in our lives and our dear village, let the will of God be done and His Glory be restored back in Ikot Ayan Itam.
As we cross over to 2021, let us have faith in God for greater things in Our Beloved Village in Jesus Name, Amen
Mike Essien & Family
President of Akwa Ibom Community
A Big Congratulations to our Brother Prince Felix Udoh on The 2nd Term Inauguration as the President of Akwa Ibom Community in Lagos (Akiscom).
We are indeed glad for this achievement and pray the Lord grants you and your team the direction to achieve the desired.
Daniel Ekong (On behalf of ADU Lagos)
In-line with our goal of seeing that the welfare of ADU members is paramount while celebrating the babies of the year 2020. The cheque for the sum of N10,000 was issued to the family of Mr. Ubong Archibong alias Captain Blue.
We want to say a big congratulations to the family. More of this would be done to our deserving members. Do spread the word to our brothers & sisters to come and be actively involved in the activities of the Union for the betterment of ADU and Ikot Ayan ITAM at large.
Long Live ADU, Long Live Ikot Ayan. #Peace & Love.