MONEF KIDDIES STAFF WINS BIG FOR RECITING THE DAKKADA CREED.
As it is often said that it takes nothing for a man to be lifted. Why do I have to say so? This is because when Mrs Ekaette Godwin, a staff of Monef decided to enroll for the promise hunt show, nobody knew. Neither did we know what was the ability she saw in herself that motivated her desire to participate in the talent hunt.
I sat in my class one day and saw a circular being passed around. The information on it read: “Please Vote for me” with name to a particular code. I as at that time, thought, “hmm, this their thing again” I never knew it was for her upliftment. Meanwhile, I learnt her greatest and immediate desire was mobility. As an expectant mother who lives far away from the school, she needed a source of mobility to help in her movement and ameliorate the stress. Like Moses, God asked “What is that in your hand?”.
The day for the grand finale was slated and expectation was high. Little did she know that her time had come.
On that day the Governor, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel was there as the special guest of honour. When he was invited to speak, started by commending the organizers and asked them whether they’ve included the Dakkada Creed in their scheme of things. The almost disappointed Governor now looking the participant asked who among them can recite the Dakkada Creed which was never in their agenda with a promise of giving the person “something”. ‘The heavens were silent’.
It was at his point that Aunty Ekaette Godwin, a Monef teacher, mounted the stage. To the amazement of everybody who only thought “what can a pregnant woman, ‘an old school’ do?” She collected the microphone. Meanwhile a day or two before the event, she and another staff member, Aunty Mfon Lawson were asked by the school to train some pupils on the Dakkada Creed for presentation which just came abruptly. Never did she know that it would be for her benefit. With boldness and just as she had trained pupils to recite, she recited all the lines of the creed without any mistake nor jittering. The now satisfied Governor, he could not hold his joy. He promised to give her a car and some cash. Aunty Ekaette was excited and appreciated God for the blessings. However she thanked His Excellency for fulfilling his promise.
Now the question, between the actual winner of the talent show and this woman, a staff of MONEF school-teaching primary 4, who just met luck in the course of this exercise, who would you like to be? The car was so far given. It was announced in school and she has since been a changed person.