Akwa Ibom thrown into mourning as commissioner dies after brief illness

THE AKWA IBOM STATE COMMISSIONER FOR INVESTMENT, TRADE AND INDUSTRY, PROF. ENO IKPE IS DEAD.

The Etinan born professor died from a protracted illness.

According to sources at the Akwa Ibom state government house, Prof Ikpe traveled abroad for medical care on a couple of occasions before her demise and she was already booked down for replacement because of her health issues.

Below is the Press Release by Akwa Ibom State Government

GOVERNMENT OF AKWA IBOM STATE OF NIGERIA

PRESS RELEASE
November 9, 2017

PROF. ENO IKPE GOES HOME…

It is with great sadness that the Government of Akwa Ibom State announces the passing away of Prof. Eno Blankson Ikpe. The sad event occurred on November 8, 2017 after a protracted illness.

Until her demise, Prof. Ikpe was the Honorable Commissioner for Investment, Commerce and Industry in Akwa Ibom State.

An excellent mixer, who hailed from Etinan LGA, she was a recipient of various academic awards, including the prestigious awards of the German Academic Exchange Service.

Our hearts go out to her immediate family and loved ones; and we ask God to grant them the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.

Akwa Ibom thrown into mourning as commissioner dies after brief illness

Funeral arrangements will be announced after consultations with members of her family.

In a symbolic show of respect for the departed member of the Akwa Ibom State Executive Council, His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel has directed that all flags in the state be flown at half-mast until further notice.

Let us pray for the departed Soul of Prof. Eno Ikpe and for her bereaved family.

May her soul rest in Eternal Peace!

Signed

Charles Udoh
Honourable Commissioner
for Information & Strategy

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