An award of service to humanity has been presented to the Wife of the Cross River State Governor, Mrs. Obioma Liyel Imoke, by the University of Nigeria Medical Students Association (UNMSA), in Calabar.
The Governor’s wife, who was represented by the Special Assistant on Information and Research, Mr. Kammonke Abam, commended the Medical students for keeping tab on her projects even outside the state and enjoined them to study hard in order to excel in the medical profession.
While presenting the award to Mrs. Obioma Liyel Imoke, the University of Nigeria Medical Students Association, House of Representatives, Speaker, Rt. Hon. Besong-Ngem Akontanchi, who led a delegation of thirty two students from different States, said that the choice of Mrs. Liyel Imoke, for the award was as a result of her service to Humanity which he said was similar to their own profession in the medical school.
Mr. Akontanchi, who is also from Cross River State, said a critical analysis of the activities of the wives of the Governors’ from the South-South and South East zones was carried out by the members of the UNMSA House of Representatives, and at the end, the Wife of the Governor of Cross River State, stood out in all aspects; both in addressing the issues of the plight of the less privileged, women empowerment, and in giving hope to the hopeless as well as helping the vulnerable and homeless children realize their destinies for the better. “We carefully followed the performances of her Excellency and we concluded that they fall in line with the motto of the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. Hence by every judgment you merit our service to humanity award”, Hon. Akontanchi said.
The Speaker also pointed out that the occasion afforded them the opportunity to reunite with one of their own as Mrs. Liyel Imoke, was an ex student of the University . He described her as a super lioness from the den of UNEC (University of Nigeria Enugu Campus) and observed that her inspiration, humility, epitome of love, kindness, hope and all her other virtues would be emulated by younger lionesses.