Dr. Udeme Nana
An Elder in The Age of Videots
Every sign of resourcefulness was manifest in Dr Udeme Nnana, when, as a student of the University of Nsukka, he founded the National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students, NAKISS, gave it that name and became its president in 1988. He is also credited to have coined the name NAKISS as the umbrella organisation for students of Akwa Ibom origin at the founding of what has become NAKISS Worldwide.
Currently leading the Uyo Book Club, a mentoring Platform, Dr Udeme Nnana is a tutor, an editor, with capacity, simplicity, integrity, dexterity, humility and humanity. He is a native of Mbiabong Ikot Atim in Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
This erudite communication scholar, media manager, and Public Relations Executive holds a B.A Hons in Mass Communication (UNN), a Diploma in International Public Relations Management (UK), an MBA in Marketing (UNN), an MA and a Ph.D from the University of Uyo, and is an alumnus of the School of Media and Communications, Lagos Business School.
At 32, he was spotted and appointed Media Adviser/Chief Press Secretary to Governor Victor Attah and went on to hold the distinction of serving the longest in that office for 9 years, having also served Governor Godswill Akpabio in the same capacity before returning to the Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua where he lectures. He desires to see reading clubs at least in major estates in Uyo, in other Local Government Areas and States across Nigeria. Uyo Book Club, which is his creation, now holds every last Saturday of the month. It is usually an intellectual colloquium that affords an orgasmic romance with books and fosters cross-fertilization of ideas, knowledge and information and holds at Shakespeare Room, WatBridge Hotel, IBB Road, Uyo.
Akwa Ibom Celebrates this Elder of the Methodist Church and author of The Age of Videots.