The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Eastern Zone under the indefatigable leadership of Comrade George Sammy heartily celebrates one of Ijaw Finest activist, valiant leader, peace builder, philanthropist and monarch King ATEKE Michael Tom, as he clocks plus one.
The Natural Ruler and King of the teaming populace of the Okochiri people in Okrika Clan, Rivers State is an household name in the fight against political deprivation, man inhumanity to man, exclusion of the Niger Delta minority group from their rightful socioeconomic benefits, environmental degradation and intimidation, et al.
Chairman of Council Comrade George Sammy under the auspices of Ijaw Youths in the zone appreciated God Almighty for blessing Ijaw Nation with the likes of King Ateke who he described as a well cultured and patriotic Nationalist that always stood against oppression and injustice.
He said: “King ATEKE Tom is a renowned philanthropist who believes in human capital investment; supporting students welfare and promoting the standard of Education as a necessary tool to develop the Niger Delta region and Nigeria at large, building young intellectuals and entrepreneurs to elevate the standard of living and to help Young people in the society, gain independence”.
“His role in the recognition of the Niger Delta people is quite enormous and out of his benevolence, today, many Young men and women are proudly doing well in the society. His humility, simplicity and altruistic nature is quite exemplary and worthy of emulation. We thank God Almighty for using him as a tool in salvaging our people from unending hardship, he added ”
Happy Birthday and for your outstanding leadership quality displayed to humanity in general, we therefore, pray for God’s blessings, divine Favour and Grace to constantly direct your path to fruition; give you long life and make you prosperous in sustaining your good works on Earth. Congratulations!
SIGNED: COMRADE DAGOGO HUMPHREY
INFORMATION OFFICER IYC EASTERN ZONE.