Emmanuel Aondoaseer Zaka, son of a renowned Benue-born Journalist, Ace Broadcaster and Seasoned politician, Samuel Abuul Zaka of blessed memory, is a native of Ikyobo in Ushongo Local government of Benue State – Nigeria. He is a Biochemistry student, University of Jos.
The author published his first book in honour of his late father, titled : Journey with Samuel Zaka(2020). He served as the Assistant Head boy of Unique secondary school (2017/2018 session), President, Junior engineering and technology students (JETS) club, secretary historical society of Nigeria, all of Unique secondary school, Makurdi. He has also served twice at the student union government house of parliament – university of Jos. Emmanuel, is an ambassador of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals ( UN-SDG ) and has served as the committee head for Goal 19- partnership for the goals. He is a member of the Nigerian federation of catholic students (NFCS) and a member of the Rotaract club, all in University of Jos. He is a proud member of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Benue state chapter. Emmanuel Zaka became the assistant secretary general of the student union government, university of Jos, when it ushered in the 2019/2020 executive council members of the government. For special recognitions, the National union of Benue state students (NUBESS),University of Jos chapter, found him worthy of an award as ” NUBESS Icon of the year, 2021 ”.He was awarded ‘ Poet and writer of the year 2021′ at the 2021 Benue secondary schools‘ dinner and award night organized for graduands of 2017 in the state. He was also named a hero by Association of Nigerian Authors, Benue state chapter in the year 2021.
The Igbian yongu u Abuul Zaka, precious lamb of Abuul Zaka, loves the saying, ‘knowing who you are, starts with knowing where you come from‘.
AUTHOR WITH GREAT PERSONALITIES
With Hon. Mrs. Tabitha Atoato-girgi, Commissioner, ministry of women affairs and social development, Benue State.
With Maria Anima, a former president of women writers in Nigeria / Member, Board of Trustees, Association of Nigerian Authors & Commonwealth award winning author
With Dr. Emmanuel Shior – Executive secretary, Benue State Emergency Management Agency
With Hon. Abbas Akoso, member representing Ushongo state constituency, Benue State House of Assembly
With Hon. Mrs. Kukase Garba – ALGON secretary/Executive Chairman, Vandeikya Local Government Area ( 2020 – 2022)
With Honorable Terver Akase, Special Adviser to Governor Samuel Ortom on media and publicity
With His Royal Highness, Chief Augustine Kuma, Ter Ushongo III