The SELL Resource team Tuesday met with Fr. Patrick Esekon, outgoing SELL Executive Director at his residence to tender their unreserved appreciation and to bid him farewell as he proceeds on further studies.
Fr. Patrick served the Foundation from August 2015 to May 2020, leaving behind lasting legacies that will positively impact on activities of SELL foundation for years to come.His leadership style hasstrengthened the corporate and development face of the foundation.
The team thanked Fr Patrick for his contributions and sacrifices to SELL Foundation and also made him to understand that his exit from Bauchi is not an end but an entrance to a new beginning.
During his leadership in the Foundation, Fr. Esekon ensured that the organization experienced great transformational changes which have lifted SELL to what it is today.Some of the legacies are his transparency, leadership style, determination andthe newly acquired SELL land.
In his effort to seeing that SELL Foundation has a befitting environment where young people can come together to interact on issues affecting their lives, Fr Patrick and the Resourceteam with the support of donors were able to acquire a 1.291 hectres of land in WuntinDada, Bauchi State Nigeria. The land has since been developed with a hall and office facilities. As at the time of writing this piece, the building has been roofed.
We use this opportunity to solicit for your support as we look forward to the completion of the building which includes fixing of windows/doors, fittings and painting.
The team on behalf of the SELL family appreciated Fr Patrick for his tireless effort and assured him that the legacy he has built shall continue to wag stronger and stronger. They also called on Fr Patrick not to be worn-out as the team will always get back to him for assistance during the course of SELL work. He in turn thanked the team for their cooperation and assured them of his fervent prayers and support wherever he could be. He also extends his love and greetings to the SELLITES and all communities who sent him goodwill messages, he prayed God to bless and keep them safe.
Written by Emily Ranna Yinala
Communications officer, SELL Foundation Nigeria.