Cross River Works Commissioner Advises College Students To Shun Cultism

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Dr. Ejue Bassey, Rector COE Akamkpa receiving an award during the event
Dr. Ejue Bassey, Rector COE Akamkpa receiving an award during the event

The Cross River State Commissioner of Works, Mr. Legor Idagbo has enjoined students of Cross River State College of Education, Awi/Akamkpa to avoid cultism as it does not pay but destroys.

He made the call at the second edition launch of the movie ‘Cross of Decision’ by Debbies Entertainment in collaboration with Cross River State Department of Orientation held at the new ETF auditorium of the college recently.

The commissioner who chaired the event reiterated that “Cultism culturally, legally and otherwise is not good. If I had been a cultist during my school days I wouldn’t have been who I am today, no cultist behave well they have negative lifestyle, there is no way government of the day can appoint you into any office for being a cultist”.

Mr. Idagbo who was represented by a man simply identified as Bar. Emmanuel advised the students to identify with the morals of the movie which was first launched in the University of Calabar.

Also speaking, the provost of the college, Dr. James Ejue Bassey, revealed that the new college both in infrastructure and character differs from the old. Maintaining that, “I am proud that you students are well polished, the onus is on you to leave up to expectation”.

He described cultism as evil that “If we are not careful will consume us”. Affirming that, “It is my duty to protect you, the good from the bad”.

He however encouraged the students to support and appreciate the contribution of Nollywood.

The CEO Debbie Entertainment, Mr. Debra Rich while giving an overview of the movie shared his experience with cultism, he said: “I had a close friend that we shared a lot in common, he bought the form, filled it for me with my passport without my knowledge and one day told me to escort him somewhere to collect his tape and on reaching there at about 8pm I met other people wearing black upon black and I enquired what was happening but he assured me everything was fine that it’s just to get his tape and we’d go but soon I was told to join the line for initiation and I tried arguing but to no avail. I was beaten from 9pm till about 4am in the morning and when my parents asked him of me he said we had departed and he knows nothing of my whereabouts”.

The Nollywood star Chief Chiwetala Agu was present and he bought 500 copies of the movie for the students.

High point of the event was the presentation of awards to Dr. Paul Udayi, Hon. Daniel Asuquo, Hon. Paul Adah, Architect Bassey Eyo Ndem, Architect Bassey Ndem, General Mannix Abang Nyiam (RTD), Dr. Ejue Bassey, Sir Patrick Otu, Dr. Patrick Ene Okon, Barrister Edem Ekong, Dr. Paulinus Ntui, and Ntufam Augustine Nyong Orok.

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