My dear brothers, sisters & colleagues, let me start by thanking you for keeping faith with our NBA reform mission & vision particularly in these very trying verification times. I feel your verification pains & despair having experienced the agonies of the exercise personally & first hand. 
I am however strengthened by your words & messages of encouragement, hope, resoluteness, steadfastness, faith & belief not just in our mission but more importantly in our ultimate success & triumph. 
I am touched by the hands of friendship, fellowship & assistance that you stretch to our colleagues who are lost in the maze of verification. I am particularly moved & heartened by the calls I have received from our members offering me assistance through the verification exercise; most of the callers didn’t even know that they were talking with me, the flag bearer & symbol of our collective struggles. 
From the depths of my heart, I thank you all & plead with you not to despair & or slacken in these trying moments; eternal vigilance & resilience must be & remain our watchwords. Ultimate victory, by God’s Grace, is assured if we persist & do not give up. May God bless & protect us all even as I wish us all a blessed & fulfilling week ahead. 
Paul Usoro – Putting U First