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Ayade condoles with Akwa Ibom Governor over Dad’s passing

Cross River State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade ,Wednesday paid a condolence visit on his Akwa Ibom State counterpart, Deacon Udom Emmanuel over the demise of his father, Elder Gabriel Udom Nkanang. Elder Udom died at 90. 

Ayade, who was represented by his Deputy, Prof. Ivara Esu along with some  members of the State Executive Council, paid glowing tribute to the late Pa Udom.

According to Ayade, at 90, Pa Gabriel Udom had lived a fulfilled life worthy of celebration, more so as he left behind well groomed children including Governor Emmanuel.

The governor urged the immediate family and the people of Akwa Ibom State to be consoled by the fact that the late nonganarian left behind  legacies worthy of emulation.

"Your Excellency, my boss, Prof Ben Ayade who wished to be here in person, could not make it because of higher official responsibilities with the President outside the Country.

" I came with this  delegation from Cross River to express our condolences to you and the entire family over the passing of your father ,our father who lived an exemplary life.

“He was a rare gem, a disciplinarian, a believer of faith, a courageous man who brought up all his children in the way of the Lord as exemplified in Your Excellency and others. We will miss him dearly,” Professor Ivara said.

In his response, Governor Emmanuel thanked the Governor Ayade and the people of Cross River State for the show of love.

Udom who remembered  how he was brought up by his late father to become who he is today said his parents played a bigger role in his achievements.

The the Akwa Ibom state governor used the occasion to call for close collaboration by the two states governments, especially in the area of agriculture and Toursim Development.

"I always say that with the nature of land God blessed Cross River with, the state can feed the whole of Nigeria because there can hardly be any agricultural produce that cannot grow on Cross River soil.”
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