Eng. Isreal Dembo

There are insinuations about the existence of Amo Students’ Organisation for many years. According to Mr. Gudu A. Kakai (the Principal, HMSS Jengre), that during their time, the association was ruined by inferiority complex that brought it to a dead end. Thus, those in tertiary institutions were seen as superior to there subordinate in secondary schools, which led to the collapse of the organisation.

However, in 2001 it became imperative for the teeming students of Amo world wide to come together under one umbrella. After series of consultation with the elites of the Amo nation, a congress meeting was convened at Hyde Memorial Secondary School, Jengre in December 2001. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Musa Philemon Lazarus. Other members include Dr. Lemech Nabasu, Arch. David Nabasu, Dr. Innocent Emmanuel, Mr. Solomon Obidah Yamma, Mr. Solomon Damisa, Mr. Ali Gada, Mr. Dan’Asabe Gada, Mr. Dan Abalas, Engr. Israila J. Dembo to mention but a few.

At a general election conducted during the same period, Arch. David Nabasu emerged as the first President of the Amo National Students’ Association (AMONSA) and Mr Solomon Obidah Yamma became its first Senate President. The said executive members where saddled with the responsibility of championing the course of Amo Nation and taking same to greater height.

The association was marred with the problem of tenure system, as the likes of Dan’Asabe Gada and Ali Gada considered shifting the leadership from Jos to Zaria. It was however held that dialogue was the best option.

Furthermore, other promising leaders emerged in subsequent elections. These include Mr. Ayininku Chagu, (2005), Hon. Gabriel Shigini (2006), Engr. Israila J. Dembo (2007), Mr. Pappy Mallum (2008), Mr. Amoro Dabara (2009) and Mr. Philemon Kunanzan (2011).

A very important branch of AMONSA is the editorial board tasked with the responsibility of producing and marketing of UDINAH ‘THE WAY’ magazine, a journal of the association. Four editions of the magazines have been produced with the last edition in 2009.