On Sunday, the Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Uyo Chapter, Dr Aniekan Brown celebrated his dad, Elder Obong Sampson Brown on his 85th birthday.
The event held at Elder Brown’s residence featured cutting of birthday cake. The event which was moderated by Prof. Godfrey Udo featured speeches, major of which was the policy statement of revolving to institute an adfinitum yearly N50,000 (fifty thousand Naira only) Award to the Highest Goal Scorer in the Nigerian Professional (Premier) League in the name of Pa Sampson Brown. The President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick will be formally informed of the new development.
The birthday celebration also featured Music, dance, food, drinks, exhortation, and prayers.
Notable among dignitaries were Prof. Godfrey Udo, DVC (admin.) UniUyo, Prof. Eno Windy Uduk, Dean of Deans and Education, Prof. Emmanuel Udoh, former Dean of Deans, Prof. Idara Akpabio, Dean of Science,
Prof. Edet Udoh, Director, School of Continuing Education, Prof. Gabriel Umoh, Director of Wetlands and President, UniUyo Alumni Association, Arc. Emmanuel Okon, President, Senior Staff Club, Nwachukwu Anyim, President UniUyo Academic Staff Multipurpose Cooperative Society, Otuekong Uduak Esshiet (Ph.D), Attah of Eket and Chancellor, Ibibio Academics Roundtable, all of University of Uyo, Prof. Otoabasi Akpan, Director, International Programmes and Linkages, Akwa Ibom State University, Messers: Inni Umoren, Samuel Udo, Ubong Udom and John Mark Matthew of the Insight Bible Church, Comrade, Gabriel Duff, President, SUG, UniUyo, and a host of other academic and non-teaching staff as well as students of the University.
Elder Sampson Brown was a footballer, Games Master, Administrator. He retired from the services of UniUyo as a Deputy Registrar.