The newly sworn-in Chancellor of the Conference of Online Publishers of Akwa Ibom State (COOPA), Utitofon Morgan has promised to improve the welfare and develop the capacity of members of the professional body.
He gave the assurances while giving an acceptance speech after he was declared winner of the election, conducted by the Darlington Udobong led Electoral Committee of COOPA
Morgan pulled a total number of 28 votes against his co-contender, Nelson NseAbasi who gathered 11 votes in a keenly contested election, held on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at Eden Hotel, Eket.
Utitofon Morgan and publisher of Sitippe ke Akwa Ibom blog takes over from Ifreke Nseowo, COOPA’s foremost Chancellor who presided over the affairs of the organization for 8 years. Under the Nseowo-led administration, Morgan served as Chairman of the standing committee, a Committee responsible for human capacity development in the organization.
In his speech, Morgan said the focus of his administration will be on Human Capital Development. He explained that members will be provided with the tools and resources they need to succeed in their careers and make positive impact in their communities.
“By investing in our members’ development, we are investing in the future of our organization and our state”.
“I will work with everyone in this room for the betterment of COOPA. We will operate an open-door policy where every COOPA member is carried along in the scheme of things and given a sense of belonging. Ours shall be a consultative and listening administration”, he promised.
While expressing eagerness to work, he called on members of the organization to support his passion, and solicited their cooperation at all times.
Earlier, the outgoing Chancellor, Ifreke Nseowo had charged Morgan to maintain and sustain COOPA’s tempo of exceptionalism. He stressed that the organization has come a long way and has stood out as a brand to be identified with.
He also advised his successor to strengthen the bond of brotherhood among members and ensure to fulfill his campaign promises.
Utitofon Morgan’s tenure now has Prince Simeon Akpan as Vice Chancellor, Ifiok Itiaba as Assistant Secretary, Enwono-Abasi Elisha as Treasurer, Saviour Nathaniel as Financial Secretary, Uwakmfon Dan as PRO 1 and Itoro Bassey as PRO 2.
The election marked the end of the 2023 COOPA Convention themed “The Future of Social Media: Exploring Emerging Platforms, Technologies, and the Landscape”.at October