Today is not your birth anniversary, but I choose to use this day to celebrate what, who you’re and meant to me.
You berthed CrossRiverWatch and gave many of us the opportunity to expand our horizons in the online media. You gave me the platform to build myself and the opportunity for further training.
In addition to my dad of blessed memory who handed good moral teachings, and laid the foundation of hard work, contentment, respect, humility, reverence for God, and community service, you are among other persons who have had a very positive impact in life.
Having worked for CrossRiverWatch for some years, I approached my boss and shared my thoughts on starting my personal media platform, www.theluminenews.com.
Without reservation, you gave me permission and encouraged me. You emphasized the need for more platforms to be operated in Cross River State and maintained that when more online platforms operate, no government can shut the online media out.
Even when I left and withdrew my services for CrossRiverWatch, you rather increased your mentorship.
You know I don’t intend to leave my farming anytime soon, I also do development and humanitarian work.
But I can assure you that my online platform and publishing pay me more at the moment.
Among the various people I have worked with, you are among the very few persons who know my true worth.
The fact that you consistently speak highly of me, gives me the moral courage that I don’t have any reason to disappoint the trust you have in me.
My brother, Inyali Peter recommended Frank Ulom to design my news platform, I thank them too Odey Alfred modified my platform, he is highly acknowledged.
All of those who have consistently supported TheLumineNews, Janet Ekpenyong Inyang Asibong Obi Joe Ability Sen Sandy Onor, Sen Jarigbe Agom Hon Peter Akpanke, Hon Martin Orim.
Capt Dr Stephen Owai appointed me Chief Press Secretary in 2007, while he served as University of Calabar Student Union Government President.
Emmanuel Umoh and Ogar Emmanuel Oko who served as President and Editor-In-Chief of, the Nigerian Union of Campus Journalists NUCJ, are not left out in this journey.
Thank you all for your support.
Like Oliver Twist, I look forward to more robust support in the coming years.
Note: This epistle is solely on my Media work
If I don’t acknowledge you here, no that the space is not enough or that you have influenced me in a way other than the media.
Citizen Agba Jalingo, you make very good recommendations for me at any given opportunity and I know you want the best for me. Just keep calm and see God manifest himself through you in my life. It can only delay.
God willing, be rest assured that I will not disappoint the trust you have in me. So help me God, Amen.
Thank you my boss among bosses.
Elijah Ugani is a Cross Riverian, Publisher of Luminenewa.com and writes from Obudu LGA.
NB: Opinions expressed in this article are strictly attributable to the author, Elijah Ugani, and do not represent the opinion of CrossRiverWatch or any other organization the author works for/with.