Ethical and Attitudinal Reorientation Commission, (EARCOM) has applauded the youth of Afaha Ube Itam for being models of patriotism, ethical conduct and selfless service.
The Commission made this known through her Chairman, Dr. Dorothy Thompson, during a Press Briefing held in Uyo on Friday, October 30, 2020.
In her speech, Dr. Thompson said youths of Afaha Ube Itam in Itu Local Government Area, particularly in the Afaha Ube axis, lived the Akwa Ibom spirit by voluntarily mobilising to search house to house to discover, recover and return to the Itam Police station flat-screen TV sets, deep freezers, refrigerators, and many other electronic gadgets stolen by hoodlums from LG electronics shop, during the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protest on Thursday, October 22, 2020.
“By this ethical conduct, the Afaha Ube Itam youths have demonstrated that they are true Akwa Ibom youths, who are great people with great minds; and that they have really risen to the faith of greatness. Indeed, they have validated their true identity as model youths in Akwa Ibom State who are worthy of emulation by all other young people in the state.” she said.
The EARCOM Boss also lauded the impressive performance of Chief Superintendent of Police Francis Erahbor, DPO of Itam Police Station, D Division, for mobilizing his officers and men, in efficient collaboration with Afaha Ube youth, to embark on an intensive search to recover many looted items carted away by the hoodlums.
“The outstanding feature is that he did it in such masterly way and with such human relations skills that really fit him in the mold of a distinguished professional.” She said.
“A diligent, upright and patriotic officer of the Nigeria Police, Mr. Erahbor is a sterling example other police officers should emulate. This will go a long way in redeeming the already battered image of the Nigeria Police.” She added.
Responding, Mr. Victor Akpan, one of the youth leaders in Afaha Ube Community commended EARCOM and its activities and reiterated the commitment of Afaha Ube youths to support the government in ensuring peace and security of residents in the community.
While sympathizing with families who lost loved ones, the EARCOM Boss noted that the Commission is saddled with many responsibilities including restoring the ethical and moral sensibilities; propagating the need to eschew all vices in public life; and mobilising the populace for positive and patriotic participation in state building.