The Senator representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial district at the National Assembly, Ekong Sampson, has advised secondary school students that education is the key to a sustainable and successful life, adding that hard work will unlock wealth hiding in education.
According to The PUNCH, Sampson, who is the Vice chairman of, the Senate Committee on Education, gave the admonition while celebrating his 57th birthday with the students at Saint Francis Secondary School, in the Eket Local government area of the state at the weekend.
He advised them to face their studies seriously, adding that great leaders of today never made it through cultism, but through a dint of hard work in educational pursuits.
While noting that education remains the key to a sustainable and successful life, the senator prayed that he would want to see them excel in their chosen careers, becoming medical doctors, engineers, pilots and so forth.
"I’m here as a product of education, I have worked hard to promote education because without education I wouldn’t have been where I am today.
"Today, I am the Vice chairman Senate Committee on Education, I thank the Senate President, senator Godswill Akpabio, and my colleagues who allowed me to be involved in education in the Senate.
"The more we promote education, the more we tackle social vices that confront us such as insecurity and the rest."