Ex Uniuyo VC’s wife emerges first female Chairman of CIPM in A’ Ibom

By Isaac Job, Uyo

The wife of former Vice Chancellor of University of Uyo, Dr Rosalyn Eniefiok Essien has been elected as the first female Chairman of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management in Akwa Ibom state.

Essien was elected unopposed in Uyo on Wednesday during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Institute with the theme ” The Human Resources Methods of The Master ” by Dr Ekanabasi Ubong as part of activities to mark the 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Institute.

Essien, a holder of Bachelor of Arts(BA Hons. English Language) from University of Uyo as well as Master and doctorate degrees is seasoned Bureaucrats with special career in Human Resources management who had gone through various cadres in the civil service structure with Akwa Ibom state government.

As a former Vice chairman of the body, she has gone through various courses in conflict management across different countries in the world such as South Africa, Britain and United States among others.

In her acceptance speech, Dr Essien said the previous two years as branch Vice Chairman has given her ample opportunity to fully understand the dynamics and workings of the professional Union adding that her emergence as chairman was a call to duty.

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“Leadership is all about shared vision and responsibility. I want to assure you that during my tenure, I intend to build on the achievements of my predecessor in office. ”

While presenting score card of the body in 2022, the former Chairman of the Institute Mr Anthony Isonguyo highlighted major achievements including training of members, advocacy through courtesy calls/visit to notable firms in the state such as Ibom Air, Ibom Icon& Golf Resorts, Nigerpet structures, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital amongst others.

He said the immediate past Exco has reached out to organizations for the training of their workforce while they have completed training sessions for other firms.

Meanwhile, the National President Mr Mojid Olusegun in his goodwill message to the branch promised to remain a strong voice to bargain implementation of the new minimum wage by the federal government.

Represented by the south-south zonal vice president Mr Samuel Omeregun, the president of the body maintained that the group will continue to deliver effective human resources services at its core mandate.

“We have a voice even at our level. We actually know that different states have different minimum wage bills due to lack of funds which they complained about. But we sit in the federal civil service and we added our voice to the call for the implementation of the minimum wage ” he said

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