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The Akwa Ibom State Government has announced the demise of it’s elder statesman, Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok (Rtd).

This was made known through a statement signed by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, on Thursday.

“The Government of Akwa Ibom State hereby formally announces the death of a former Chief of Air Staff and former Minister of Aviation, Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok(Rtd). He died yesterday, 6th January, 2021 in Uyo,” the statement said.

“The information from his doctors indicate that he died of end-stage kidney failure.”

“The late elderstateman was a very respected Nigerian and Akwa Ibomite who contributed greatly to the development of our country and state.”

“His Excellency the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, is greatly grieved by the news of his death and extends his condolences to the bereaved family. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Amen.”

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