Uduot Jack :An Epitome of Hardwork and Dedication to Service.
By Abasiama EtukAkpan
He is the Immediate Past Executive Chairman of Etim Ekpo Local Government Area, former Councillor,Ward 5,Etim Ekpo LGA,former board member, Technical Schools Board, Akwa Ibom State,Member of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) campaign councils for decades now, Political Coordinator/ Strategist and today,He is the Member Akwa Ibom Roads and Other Infrastructure Maintainance Agency (AKROIMA).
He is a dedicated member of Qua Iboe Church, Nigeria and an ordained Deacon. He is happily married to a beautiful wife and the marriage is blessed with amazing children .
Since, Deacon Jack began his political journey, he has kept an indelible mark in the sands of time. His days as a Councillor witnessed a re-branding of grassroot representation.He brought in uncommon hardwork to his office and his service to his people.Various landmark achievements took place in his ward(5) and constituency.
After a successful tenure as Councillor representing the good people of Ward 5,his records spoke well for him and he was appointed again to a higher position as the Transition Chairman of Etim Ekpo and subsequently Executive Chairman, Etim Ekpo LGA,a position he held with transparency and prudence in management and leadership. As a fellow with hardwork, commitment and resilience to service, he transformed Etim Ekpo LGA and took the LGA to an enviable height in the committee of Local Government Areas in the world. Again, he brought his spirit of hardwork to Service. He was one of the Executive Chairmen in Akwa Ibom State that was found in office daily attending to the needs and challenges of his people. He ensured his people are carried along in his scheme of things.
During his days as Executive Chairman, Etim Ekpo LGA, Deacon Jack brought infrastructural transformation to the local government area. He brought in several dividends of democracy and life touching programmes to his area.One lasting legacy of the Uduot Jack leadership in Etim Ekpo LGA is the construction of a state of the arts office complex, an administrative block that housed all management staffers of the local government area including himself. The edifice brought out the beauty of the Utu Etim Ekpo council secretariat to the front light and admiration of many. Well furnished offices for all staffs of the council were provided, exquisite halls for meetings and an international conference hall was also among the well planned block constructed by the Uduot Jack administration. In his days as a Chairman of Etim Ekpo LGA, he supported a good number of indigenes of the area to study in various institutions of higher learning. He sponsored over 1,000 youths from Etim Ekpo origin to tertiary institutions. A good number of those students are successful today in the society. He also supported young men,elders and women from Etim Ekpo in their businesses,today a good number of Etim Ekpo indigenes are well to do courtesy of the excellent leadership style of Hon Jack. Over 200 people from Etim Ekpo origin were paid monthly from the magnanimity of Hon Jack and engaged meaningfully for the growth and development of the area.It was a period that the people of the area had cause to smile courtesy of the people oriented leadership of Hon Uduot Jack and his Local Government Area was the envy of many in the country as Etim Ekpo was in the limelight of proficiency and excellent leadership performance.
After a rewarding tenure as Executive Chairman of Etim Ekpo,Hon Uduot Jack was appointed by Governor Udom Emmanuel as Member,Akwa Ibom Roads and other Infrastructure Maintainance Agency .The appointment was seen by many as a reward for hard work and dedication to service. In his new office, he was redefined leadership and brought to bare,people oriented leadership in his current office. He is one board member that you will see in his office daily.He does not find any excuse on why he shouldn’t be in his office and he attends to all the needs of his people. He does not have any visiting day and attends to all no matter how small or big the person is. He is committed to the growth and progress of the board.He has assisted the board in various intervention work in the State. So many roads within the state are wearing a new look courtesy of the assistance of board member Uduot Jack and the entire AKROIMA board excellently chaired by Akparawa Godwin Ntukude.
Hon Uduot Jack is a God fearing gentleman,an astute administrator,a generous politician and he does not discriminate anyone no matter who the person is. He believes in the political life and pattern of his mentor and Leader,Barr Emmanuel Enoidem and has learnt in his ways to be like him in his political endeavors and pursuit in life.
If gentlemen like Hon Jack are given leadership opportunities, our society will be a better place. A consummate administrator and a fine political team player.
Deacon Uduot Jack is a true definition of a hardworking and committed gentleman that believes in doing his best for the benefit of the state, humanity and mankind.