The Managing Director-Designate of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Nsima Ekere, has commiserated with the family of the former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Sir Etim Inyang, on his death.
In a statement, Mr. Ekere described the demise of Chief Inyang, the second indigene of Niger Delta to rise to the position of IGP, as a monumental loss considering his contribution to the progress of Nigeria, Akwa Ibom State, Mbo Local Government Area and the Nigeria Police Force.
He particularly recalled Chief Inyang’s distinguished career in the Police where he held the top job from 1984 to 1986 during when he introduced many reforms in the force.
Mr. Ekere noted with delight that the deceased provided employment opportunities to several youths by going into fishery business at the Ebughu Fishing Terminal in Mbo after his retirement from service.
He advised Niger Delta youths to learn from Chief Inyang’s achievement in rising from grass to grace through hard work, diligence, humility, perseverance and faith in God.
The incoming NDDC boss urged the family of the deceased, including his son, Mr. Etim Inyang Jnr, the immediate past NDDC Commissioner representing Akwa Ibom State, to uphold the legacy of the iconic elder statesman.
Mr. Ekere, a Knight of John Wesley (KJW) in the Methodist Church Nigeria (MCN) as Chief Inyang, promised to continue to stand by the deceased’s family who he has associated with for several years.