President’s Message

President’s Message

pres_msgI am deeply humbled and honored to serve as President of Nka Ikem Esit Charitable Organization, Inc. (Nka), one of the oldest and most vibrant ethnic associations in the United States. Nka was established in 1993 by Chief (Dr.) Chris B. Effiong, with the support of a few founding members. Becoming the elected President of such an esteemed organization is both an enviable privilege and a significant responsibility. I served Nka in various capacities over the last 15 years. I believe those experiences and my professional training as a financial services professional have prepared me well for the journey ahead.

First, I am indebted to the elected executives who committed to partner with me during my tenure as President from September 2023 – September 2025. I am confident we will scale great heights together. Here is my DREAM TEAM:

  • Mrs. Vivienne Asuquo, Vice President
  • Mrs. Nsa Iduh, Secretary
  • Mrs. Valerie Agwale, Treasurer
  • Mrs. Imelda Feludu, Financial Secretary

Second, Nka has a strong group of dedicated members, from our founding members to those who joined us in the last year. As a community, we strive to remain true to our Founder’s aspirations when he named this charitable association ‘Nka Ikem Esit’ meaning a community of like-minded persons. Thank you, Chief (Dr.) Chris B. Effiong, for your incredible vision of love, culture, and progress.

Third, I am particularly committed to recruiting our next generation of Efiks into the association. These include our young professionals and recent college graduates. It is time to begin the leadership transition, and we need each of our ‘Next Geners’ to take their seat at the table.

Fourth, we are indebted to our community of sponsors, donors, and other stakeholders who respond whenever we request support for our many projects and events. Nka will continue to contribute to the empowerment of minorities in the DMV area and also in our homeland in Calabar, Nigeria. We will remain focused on our mission while upholding our treasured values of integrity, transparency, respect, community, and innovation. Please note that as a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations to our association are 100% tax deductible. I thank you in advance for your contributions.

Finally, I am very excited about the path ahead and the opportunity to grow the association in membership and in deeds. May God Almighty light our collective paths, keep us in health, bless the work of our hands, and protect all our families, Amen.

Be sure to visit this site often for updates on our community projects

Warm regards,

Ms Rita Nyambi