The father to a former Akwa Ibom Secretary to the State Government, SSG Sir Etekamba Udo Umoren, has joined the celestial train.
The 81-year-old Elder Patron Udo Umoren Akpan, JP who was a classroom teacher, deputy headmaster, headmaster in various primary schools in Akwa Ibom died recently after a brief illness.
Sir Etekamba, who is the chief mourner and currently a Special Adviser to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, announced this officially on Sunday, August 23.
He described his father as “a teacher’s teacher, a strict disciplinarian, a community leader, and a Lay Preacher in Methodist Church Nigeria.”
“The late Elder Patron Udo Umoren impacted a lot on his pupils, most of whom occupy top positions in government. On his retirement, he pioneered the establishment of Nursery/Primary School, Methodist Academy, Ikot Esetang, Uruk Uso, in Ikot Ekpene, He raised all his children with strict discipline, and inculcated in them strong Christian virtues,” Etekamba stated.
The octogenarian is survived by a wife, Madam Comfort and eight children among whom are: Engr. Nkereuwem, Dr. Anietie, Rev. Idorenyin, Nsima, Mbetobong, Engr. Usen and Otobong (Mr), together with daughters-in-law, grandchildren and other relations to bid him farewell.
Meanwhile, the remains of the late father of former SSG would be interred in his hometown after a funeral service at Methodist Church Nigeria, Ukana Ikot Ide, Essien Udim Local Government Area on Friday, September 25, 2020.