Sen. (Obong) Bassey Albert Akpan Emerged Patron Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC)
The Senator representing Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial District and Chairman Senate Committee on Petroleum Upstream, Distinguished (Obong) Senator Bassey Albert – OBA was decorated by the leadership of the Nigerian Youth Congress as National Patron.
The delegation which was led by the President of Nigerian Youth Congress, Blessing Adebowale Akinlosotu to decorate the Senator at his office at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, also in attendance were Dr. Raymond Edoh – Secretary-General, Comr. Stephen Abraham Narai – Vice President, North Central, Barr. Aniekan Etim, Chairman – Akwa Ibom State, NYC, Amb. Hon. Ekemini Ukim, Leader, Miss Blessing Ambrose Solomon – Akwa Ibom State Member, and Comr. Joel Raphael Ekandem – Akwa Ibom State Member.
Senator Bassey was the former Commissioner for Finance in Akwa Ibom State before becoming a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2015 and was also reelected in 2019 for the second time as a result of service delivery and excellent representation.
Sen. Bassey have to his list of honour the following Awards of Excellence, the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) Uyo and District Society (2009)
Award of Honour, Ibiono Ibom Welfare & Development Union (IWADU – 2009).
Traditional Title of “ENIN IBIONO IBOM” (Elephant of Ibiono Ibom) by Ibiono-Ibom Traditional Rulers Council (2009)
Fellow, Nigerian Association of Teachers of Technology (2010)
Golden Award by Lions Club International for Service to Humanity (2011)
The Paul Harry Fellow Award by Rotary Club International in recognition of Service to Humanity (2011)
Award of Chieftaincy Title of “IBEREDEM IDIDEP” (Rock of Ididep) by Clan Head of Ididep
Honorary Award of Excellence by the National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students (NAAKISS) 2013
Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) 2013.
Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Project Managers of Nigeria (2013).
Fellow of the National Association of Research Development (FNARD) (2013)
Patron of Christian Council of Nigeria (2013)
Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Golf Association (2013)
Golden Public Service Award by the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Uyo Branch (2013)
Award of Excellence by the Foundation for Sound and Intervention (FASMACIN) (2013)
Award of Honour’ presented by National Association of Ibiono Ibom Students, University of Calabar Chapter (NAIBS – UCC), (April 2014)
Award of Excellence Presented by Forum of Past Student Leaders, University of Uyo, (March 2014)
Patriotism Award by Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio (November 7, 20105)
Award of Chieftaincy Title of “OBONG UFORO AKWA IBOM STATE (Monarch of Prosperity of Akwa Ibom State) by the Paramount Ruler of Etinan and Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Council of Chiefs, His Majesty Edidem Dickson Umoette
Patriotic Service Award of Excellence for Scholarship Achievement by Patriotic Service Platform (November 2016)
Prestigious Award of the South-South Senator of the Year 2017 by Senate Press Corp. (October 2017)
Fellowship Award in Recognition of Meritorious Service to Humanity and Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic by the Governing Council and Management of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic (May 2019).
Educational Endowment and Philanthropic Award by Governing Council and Academic Board of College of Education, Afaha Nsit, Akwa Ibom State (July 12, 2019).
Ibom Pride Award of Excellence by Akwa Ibom State Association of Nigeria, USA, INC., (AKISAN) (August 1, 2019) amongst others.
Indeed, no little wonder why the youths always rally around him and also look up to him as the hope of the feature of Akwa Ibom Youth and Nigerian Youth at large.