The national leadership of the Eggon Cultural and Development Association (ECDA) has been finally sworn into office.
In a ceremony which took place today (Saturday February 12, 2022) shortly before the ECDA National Representatives Council (NRC) meeting at the Eggon Community Secondary School, Nassarawa Eggon, the ECDA President, Comrade Mandy David Abluya led the rest of his executives to swear an oath of allegiance to the throne of the Aren Eggon and then oath of office.
Administering the oath of office, Barrister Emmanuel Kuza charged the newly sworn-in executives to take the oaths they have sworn seriously and faithfully discharge the duties of their respective offices to the best of their abilities.
Speaking after the swearing in ceremony, ECDA President, Comrade Mandy David Abluya expressed gratitude to God that the challenges that delayed their swearing in after the elections in November 2021 have been finally put to rest.
He assured that he and his EXCO were ready to swing into action, saying they will focus on uniting the Eggon people and bringing development especially in the areas of education and health.
Other officials who were sworn in include: Mr. Haruna Mohammed Arugbadu as Vice President, Mr. Chris Allu as General Secretary, Mr. John Barnabas Anva as Assistant General Secretary and Mr. Haruna Adigidzi John as Financial Secretary.
Mr. Ewuga Godwin Bala was sworn in as Treasurer while Alhaji Umar Abdullahi Galle, Mr. Barnabas Doma Maga, Mr. Emmanuel Edro Akwanga and Mr. Yuha Alluhu Bitrus were sworn in as PRO, Social and Cultural Officer, Auditor and Provost Marshall respectively.
The swearing in ceremony was also witnessed by key stakeholders in the Eggon nation including past Presidents of ECDA, President of ECDA Women Wing and President of ECDA Youth Wing.
Some of the stakeholders while speaking with Eggonnews, urged the new ECDA leadership not to waste any further time but to swing into immediate action because, according to them, there was only a little time for them compared to enormous tasks they have ahead of them.
They advised the leaders to always seek for guidance whenever they need it as no one knows it all.
Recall that after their victory at the November 2021 national ECDA elections, the newly elected EXCO could not be sworn in due to a lawsuit filed by one of the contestants in that election and a subsequent court injunction barring the President-elect from assuming office.
However, following intervention by some key stakeholders, the dispute was settled out of court and the suit withdrawn. This cleared the way for the official swearing in of the Abuluya-led ECDA executives over two months after their victory at the polls.