MEET WITH THE FIRST AFRICAN-BORN INVENTOR OF A WORLD ACCEPTED SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT, TUPOCRACY, GODWIN AKPAN AMAOWOH
RECENTLY, Nigeria recorded another first on the world stage when one of her proud sons became the first African-born inventor of a world accepted system of Government, TUPOCRACY meaning leadership by example. Unlike Democracy, Aristocracy, Oligarchy, Autocracy, Gerontocracy etc, an Akwa Ibom born Godwin Akpan Amaowoh has registered Nigeria’s international image in golden light with TUPOCRACY to prove that Nigeria is a Country blessed with Supper Legends, Stunning Record Breakers, Amazing World Changers and enterprising self-made Change Agents, a little more than one Country could have.
Shortly after been inducted into the Nigerian Books of Record in the inventors categories alongside great Nigerian international inventors like the Nigerian – Amerian Philip Emeguali, the Man that invented super computers popularly known as the father of the internet, Amerian based Jelani ALIYU, the man who designed the world most expensive Car, the Nigerian – British Alexander Amosu, the inventor of the world most expensive suit and the Nigerian-German base inventor of pin ball, Amaowoh’s TUPOCRACY hits the world center stage an took the world by surprise as a number of European countries and common wealth nations have indicated interest to host Amaowoh all over the world for his invention of TUPOCRACY which Means leadership by example.
A day before the induction, the Nigerian Books of Record, NBR had a chat with Amawoh about his expectation for the world acclaim system of Government, TUPOCRACY which has launched into the international communities. He spoke about the difficulty he encounters as a black African in getting acceptability from the European nations for his invention. But when he spoke about what he thought of after creating TUPOCRACY, there was an unmistakable optimism in his tone, almost to the point of braggadocio. “I’ve dreamed about the moment they say, ‘and the first African inventor of a world-class system of Government is Godwin Akpan Amaowoh from Nigeria” and the whole world is drawn to me because of my invention,” Amawoh told the NBR.
Rev. Dr. Godwin Akpan Amaowoh is a Multi-gifted International and Motivational Speaker, Bestselling Author, Pastor and Bible expositor with special revelation insight into God’s engrafted word. A man of integrity with unquestionable character, a lover of God and a Philanthropist who has succeeded both in Private life and Ministry.
Born November 29, 1959 in MbiabongIkon 1, Ikono LGA, AkwaIbom State. Rev. Dr. Godwin Akpan Amaowoh had his primary education at the Methodist School, Nung Ukim and got his First Leaving Certificate with Merit level in 1973. He became Best Student in WASCE at Ikono People’s High School, Nung Ukim in 1978.
He worked as a clerical officer with Ministry of Education; Cross River State between 1979 to 1980 and resigned for further studies at the College of Education, Uyo where he studied Geography and History.
Dr. Amaowohunderwent his compulsory NYSC at Birabi Memorial Grammar School, Bori, Ogoni between 1983 to 1984. He was employed as a classroom teacher by the River State Secondary Schools Management Board in 1985 as a Hardworking, Honest and Diligent Copper who also contributed immensely to the moral transformation of the Staff and Students. He did this also in all the school where he taught, Government Secondary School, Tebidaba and Bodo, Ogoni. Resigned for full time Preaching Ministry with the Assemblies of God, Nigeria in 1989.
Rev. Godwin Amaowohwas at The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Uyo in 1991 where got a Diploma in Theology with Distinction. He obtains his B.A., 1st Class in Biblical Studies and Theology from Assemblies of God Divinity School of Nigeria, Old Umuahia in 1997. Amaowoh got his MA in Religious Studies from University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State in 2002. The servant of God, Rev. Dr. Godwin Akpan Amaowoh obtained a PhD with Distinction in Religious Studies, New Testament from the University of Nigeria, Nsuka in 2006.
He began his Ministerial work as a worker in Assemblies of God Nigeria and grows to be in many leadership positions in the Christian Community where he served meritoriously at various times as Sunday School Teacher, Church Secretary, CASOR President, Organizing Secretary for the Christian Union, College of Education, Uyo; Chorister, Ardent soul-winner, Intercessor and Zonal School Coordinator for SU Nigeria, Bori Church Pastor, Section Leader, Missions and Men’s Ministries Coordinator, LMTC Teacher, Presbyter, National Youth Ministries Director, Care-Taker Committee Chairman in three Districts, Chairman/Member of many sensitive Panels, District Superintendent of Eket and currently the General Secretary, Assemblies of God, Nigeria.
Pastor Amaowoh in the over 30 years of his full-time Ministry has similarly served meritoriously in numerous Committees in the administration of the church and religious matters in the country both within and outside Assemblies of God Nigeria. From a poor family and remote village, where he had to trek long distances from his village to both Primary and Secondary Schools in Nung Ukim, yet through hard work, vision and determination, he was able to distinguish himself as a brilliant scholar.
Between 2001 to 2007 when he served as National Director of Youth Ministry for Assemblies of God, Nigeria, the man of God was able to launch the Philosophy of Youths for Positive impact. This, as a vehicle of social change, galvanized the Youths under his watch into instruments of national development with amazing testimonies of impacts to show in the lives of the youths. Today, many of his students and youths under his mentorship had grown to become full developed adults with humanistic successes in their different professional areas of life. In 2007 one of his former students presented him with a car gift, Ford Explorer as a living proof that his mentorship had breaded bundles of successful men and women in the society.
When he was appointed Care taker Committee Chairman for Calabar District of Assemblies of God, Nigeria in 2002, Ahoada District in 2004 and 2005 and Eket District in 2007 based on the constitution of the Church to bring peace and order to the affected Districts, Rev. Dr. Godwin Akpan Amaowoh been an expert in crises management and conflict resolution was able to bring lasting peace resolutions to those Districts.
Having elected Superintendent of Eket District in 2007, the legend served meritoriously till 2014 when he was overwhelmingly elected General Secretary of Assemblies of God Nigeria and reelected in November 2018. Rev. Amaowoh is a member of many Associations, Boards and Panels including, Member of the Governing Council Evangel University Akaeze, General Secretary BoT Assemblies of God Nigeria etc.
He is an Impact Maker, a Humanistic Revolutionary and a Philanthropist per excellence who has torched lives and giving them meaning through awards of scholarships, sponsoring of indigent students and providing for the needy. He is deeply involved in Community and Social Development through provision of water bore hole and attracting a road construction project to his Community. He has been consistently the highest donor under the aegis of Mbiabong Ikon 1 Development Association, MIDA. He has single handedly attracted the Road Construction of the following Communities: NungUkim – NdinyaMfia – Mbiabong Ikon 1 – Ibesikpo Road that is ongoing by Cross River Basin Development Authority.
Pastor Amaowoh is currently building a group of schools at Ikot Ekpene that will bring down high cost of school fees for every family and the wards of the common man to contribute to educational development of the Nation. Staff of National Bureau of Statistic on official visit, had acknowledged the landmark contributions of this man of God to his community and the world at large. Aside from the fact that a major Avenue at the Shelter Afrique Extension in Uyo, the Capital City of the Land of Promise, Akwa Ibom State is name after him, Dr. Amaowoh’s Community, organized a reception for him and awarded him the title, Ambassador for Peace in 2008.
Rev. Dr. Amaowoh has contributed to National Development through writing of books, some of which are: Turning Failure into Success; Adventure into Greatness, Youth that cannot be despised, How to Succeed in your Academics, Biblical Principles of Prosperity, Divine Exaltation, Tupocracy; Leadership by Example for Church and Civil Society, Critical Issues in Successful Pastoral Ministry and Christian Service, Journals, Radio Commentaries and Articles.
His greatest contribution to the International Community is the invention of Tupocracy as one word for leadership by example, in the family of Democracy, Aristocracy, Oligarchy, Autocracy, Gerontocracy etc. Tupocracy which was invented by Rev. Amaowoh during his Doctoral Degree Research at the University of Nigeria, Nsuka was endorsed and recommended for publication by the board of Examiners with Rev. Fr. Prof. Vincent Nyoyoko as External Examiner. Today, the usage of TUPOCRACY is monitored by a Dictionary publishing firm seeking to include the supper word in its lexicon.
He is happily married to Comfort Amaowoh, a retire Chief Health Educator with the Akwa Ibom State Hospital Management Board and is blessed with Children and Grandchildren.