By Abasiono Dan from Uyo
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth”, said an Ancient Indian philosopher and spiritual teacher, Gautama Buddha. There is absolutely nothing that can be hidden forever especially when it comes to the truth. Such is associated with Dr. Abasiono Okon’s identity.
The Ikok Ediene, Ediene Ward 9 in Ikono born accountant and entrepreneur might not have believed that his secrets are no longer hidden as the entire Akwa Ibom State in particular and the world in general have taken keen interest in his secrets and have been silently watching.
His kind of secret activities and identity is worth talking about, but sadly we are in the part of the world where we magnify and publicize evil and under report the good things and amazing personalities.
This astral personality and accountant whose true identity is of love, generosity, care and philanthropy, holds a PGD in Economics, M.Sc, Business Management all from Prowess University, Delaware, USA and was in December, 2019 honoured with a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration from the same University.
Abasiono also bolds several proficiency certificates and is a member of various professional bodies including, Chartered Institute of Public Diplomacy and also Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
Akwa Ibom State and Ikono in particular should celebrate what they have, we have very few individuals who are not in public offices who does the kind of things Dr. Okon does, maybe it should also be noted that even ‘some’ persons who occupy big public offices may not even match with the identity of Dr. Okon in terms of reaching out to the commoners, job provision, empowerment, personality, community service, etc.
On job provision, Abasiono Bassey Okon who seats as the CEO and Chairman of several Companies including but not limited to CEO, ABARINGO NIG. LTD, (consultants and professional service providers) the first real estate networking marketing in Nigeria with special interest in construction and maintenance, CEO/MD Abeko Resources Network, Founder of ABASIONO SURE FOUNDATION, and CEO/MD Abeko Electrical Services has through those various companies provided jobs to the teaming youths of Ikono and Akwa Ibom State when unemployment is a national pandemic.
As a technocrat whose career span over eight (8) years and counting, Abasiono Okon (Dr) understands the role that education plays in the society and has consistently offered financial assistance to students without making noise, what some people office holders have never done.
His down-to-earthness is one secret attribute that has drawn him closer to the commoners, recently Okon led a foundation for a two bed room flat building project for one Mr. Umo Usua Udo a father of seven from Ikot Akpa Edok Ndiya in Ikono LGA, this is one among several of such philanthropic gestures.
It is on record that this legendary Abasiono, son of Bassey Okon from Ikono LGA has at several occasions sponsored football tournaments aimed at discovering talents, donated cash to youths for upkeep and business start up.
Following his many good eleemosynary gestures, he bagged the UNESCO MERIT AWARD as an Ambassador for Peace and Justice in December, 2019.
His closeness to the grassroot perhaps explain why the SSA to Akwa Ibom State Governor on Grassroot Mobilization, Hon. Inibehe Umah recognized him as an Ambassador of Grassroot Mobilization Network.
An average Nigeria who understands the dynamics of politics would linked his humongous contributions to humanity as campaign tactics ahead of 2023 in Ikono, but Dr. Okon has through various media fora debunked such conception. However, if this is how to campaign, it’s not a bad approach and strategy, after all lovers of good things will even pray and fast for him to contest and win.
A close observation of his footsteps reveal that those preternatural tour-de-force and feats is apolitical and perhaps the main secret of Dr. Abasiono Okon that the world is yet to know.
He is obviously a globally sorted after leader who has the capacity to deliver, Okon was one of the Speakers during the 2019 African Youth Organization Leadership Summit in South Africa, and on the 19th of June 2020, the National Chairman, PDP Divine Mandate Group, Hon. Umar Adamu Kawo appointed the golden business expert cum leader as the South South Zonal Coordinator of the body.
Before now, Okon has served meritoriously as State Co-ordinator, Conference of Youth Leaders in Akwa Ibom State, his leadership adroitness clearly explains how he has been able to manage his various outstanding companies to achieve organizational excellence.
Dr. Okon should therefore continue to maintain that secret identity of his as God will reward him accordingly.
©Abasiono Dan writes from Uyo. (08100320736, firstname.lastname@example.org)