The new executive council elected by the Association of Esan Professionals (AEP) has promised to execute people-oriented projects in Edo Central communities as part of efforts to complement the state government’s development agenda.
Speaking at his inauguration ceremony, newly elected president of AEP, Mr. Henry Egbiki, stated amongst others that insecurity has caused serious hardship and poverty to communities in Esan land in the state, as fear of bandits and kidnappers has continued to limit the people’s access to their farmlands.
Egbiki, a Chartered Accountant and former Regional Managing Partner, Ernst & Young (West Africa), pledged that the association would continue to work with the state government and other stakeholders, including the private sector, to provide solutions to the security and other challenges facing Esan communities.
The AEP president, who spoke shortly after the inauguration of the new executive council in Lagos, commended the past leadership of the association for the hard work and positive impacts on the social, cultural and economic development of Esanland, especially in the area of education, security and agriculture.
Members of the newly inaugurated executive council include Engr. Obehi Okosun, who emerged as vice president, Mr. Emmanuel Ogbebor Esq. general secretary, and Mr Austin Ejola, financial secretary.
The new leadership who were elected for a two year term, also has Dr. Victoria Ekhomu as treasurer, Mrs. Roseline Osemudiamen Adinoyi, publicity secretary, Engr. Emmanuel Akhigbe, social/welfare secretary, Mr. Benedict Egualeonan, chief whip, while the duo of Mr. Efe Akhigbe and Mr. Sullivan Akala are serve as ex-officio members.