Since from the cradle, he had the instinct and seal of providing safety and care to fellow individuals living in the society.
While seeking admission in the early 90s, he had preferred Petroleum Engineering, not knowing that fate had programmed his destiny in the then scarce Health and Safety profession.
He ventured into Applied and Industrial chemistry in the University of Uyo and left the institution with flying colours.
Obong Emmanuel Ukpong Udo popularly known as Macaire, later served Nigeria in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
Today he has attained the zenith of his profession by being the only Nigerian to be conferred with a ranking title of Chartered Fellow IOSH abbreviated as (CFIOSH)
Politics aside, Obong Emmanuel Ukpongudo is one name that media practitioners all over the world have beamed search light on with a view of unraveling the mystery of how a Nigeria from the cradle of Ibibio nation (Ikono) rose to such position in the profession as seen on page 21 of the latest edition of IOSH magazine.
Macaire as he fondly called is a template that young people should emulate for the sake of making headway in life.
He remains the first and only Nigerian to attain such feat in a country where politics and youth restiveness have become the order of the day.
A look at this thought provoking interview will surely give hope to the hopeless.