Theme:The Future We Need.
Teaching youths how to become an Employer…Preparing others to be employable youths.
Akwa Ibom Youths in Diaspora will unite under one umbrella for Akwa Ibom Youth Summit slated to hold later in the last quarter of 2012, this is rising from the need for youths to contribute meaningfully towards building the Akwa Ibom of our dreams. 
As Akwa Ibom state is positioning herself to becoming Nigeria’s number one investment hub and destination of choice with limitless possibilities for all and sundry, the youths are conscious of the unprecedented development that will befall the promise land, and as such have decided to prepare to catch in on the envisaged boom.

This news was made available in Lagos by Ubong Ekanem who is representing his co-progenitor of AKYSUM- Nelson NseAbasi and a coalition of Akwa Ibom youths who have decided to position and equip themselves for the future. 

While addressing the Akwa Ibom community in Lagos, Ubong stated, “we are not in the political crop, we are not youths that can be used for political violence or assassins, we are youths that are concerned about our future, we will not just allow it to lie in our hands, but we will chart a course that will better our lot. 

The so called future is now, and as youths, we have chosen to rise up to responsibility, which is why we are mobilizing Akwa Ibom Youths in diaspora, that are doing well in their chosen field, compelling them to bring home their wealth of experience gathered foreign lands, to expedite the development of the state, and Nigeria as a whole.

Topics to be discussed at the AKYSUM will range from Entrepreneurship, Information Communication Technology, Leadership and Business Administration.
Speaking at the summit on the listed topics and more will be the likes of Hon. Barr. Onofiok Luke, Mr. Ubong Essien, Mrs. Maureen Umanah, Ms. Ini Onuk, Barrister Mrs. Mary Ewa and the SA to Akwa Ibom state Governor on Labour & Productivity will be on grounds to share their real life experiences with youths drawn from different parts of the country.
Youth geniuses, icons and Celebrity Attendees will be drawn from Music, Movies, Fashion, Business, Politics, Beauty Queens, Dance, Television, Radio, Print Media and Entertainment circle will also be in attendance. Participating Youths

  • National Association of Nigerian Students
  • National Association of Akwa Ibom Students
  • Students Union Government- (1-University of Uyo, 2-Akwa Ibom state University, 3-Uyo City Polytechnic, 4-Heritage Polytechnic)

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