1001+Voices Initiative for People Empowerment, a congregation of concerned socio-political conscious citizens of Akwa Ibom State, and indeed Nigeria as a whole, commiserate with the people of Akwa Ibom State as they bury yet another illustrious son of the State, Retired Air Marshal Nsikak Eduok, former Chief of Air Staff in the Nigerian Military Service and former Minister of Aviation.
The Initiative, in a statement signed by its Executive Secretary, Mr. Uwem-obong Ankak, noted that “late Air Marshall in each official capacity, offered his best of service to the nation, ensuring he left behind a legacy of a better equipped, more versatile, and modern fighting air force during his time as Chief of Air Staff.”
The death of this fighter pilot comes on the heels of deaths which have stalked the state, plucking its very best, in the last couple of months. It came too soon after the demise of Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga, a former Military Governor of the State and Commander of the Presidential Air Fleet who died and was recently buried. The State is equally mourning the untimely passing of Chief Udo Ekpenyong, the Chairman of PDP in the State who is yet to be buried.
Our organization, 1001+Voices Initiative, through its International Coordinator, Ide Owodiong-Idemeko (Obong Uwana,Ibesikpo- Asutan), notes, that thoughthis avalanche of deaths are acts of God, they have dealt a big blow too devastating for the State to bear. Obong Owodiong-Idemeko also described this avalanche of deaths as regrettable, coming at a time when these illustrious sons of the State should be around to contribute their wealth of leadership experience and help build a strong prosperous and economically virile state.
He commiserates with the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Deacon Udom Emmanuel, the family of the deceased and indeed the entire people of Akwa Ibom State over this harvest of deaths and prays the Almighty God to console and heal our land. We wish the souls of our departed a most peaceful and profound rest in the bosom of the Almighty God.