A’Ibom declares one week of mourning for deceased Ex Governor

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Akwa Ibom State government has declared a one week of mourning for its deceased former Military Governor, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga, who died last Thursday night over Coronavirus complications.

A statement from Secretary to the State Government Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem made available to newsmen in Uyo on Saturday directed that flags should be flown at half mask in all government offices in honour of the late chairman of Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF) from Saturday.

“The Governor, HE Udom Emmanuel is greatly saddened by the news of his passing and condoles with the bereaved family. Consequently, the Governor has declared a seven day period of mourning effective Saturday, 26th December,2020. Flags are to be flown at half mast for the entire duration of the mourning in the state.” The statement said.

The statement also said that following his death all requisite protective protocol and contact tracing have been immediately activated.

Otuekong Nkanga was the first indigenous Governor of the state under the military between 19- and also a governorship candidate of the National Democratic Party in 2003.

 the Director General of Governor Godswill Akpabio’s re-election campaign in 2011 and Governor Udom Emmanuel’s  Divine Mandate Campaign organization in 2015 & 2019. 

He was also the Chairman of  the Ibom Airport Development Company and Ibom Airlines Limited.

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