In a release signed by Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, Secretary to the State Government of Akwa Ibom, disclosed that Otuekong Idongesit Nkanga died at night on 24th December, 2020.
Otuekong Idongesit passed on as a result of coronavirus infections
According to the state government, “The information from the Isolation center where he was admitted and managed indicates that the first indigenous military Governor of our state and leader of Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF) died from complications resulting from COVID-19 infection. Requisite protective protocol and contact tracing have been immediately activated.
“Otuekong Nkanga was the Director General of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s Divine Mandate Campaign organization 2015 & 2019. He was also the Chairman of the Ibom Airport Development company and Ibom Air.
“The Governor, His Excellency, Mr. 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.