Prince (Dr.) Lucas Aziken has commiserated with the Emmanuel family of Akwa Ibom State over the death of their father and Patriarch, the late Mr. Gabriel Emmanuel Nkanang.
The deceased who was the father of Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom State hailed from Awa Iman Village, Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. Born in 1929, Pa Emmanuel died on December 8, 2019 after a fulfilling career as a teacher and Elder at Qua Iboe Church. In fact he was a professional teacher who retired as a headmaster at a primary school in Ntam Iman Village.
Pa Emmanuel, a gentleman of friendly disposition was also a farmer and community leader. The teacher who touched lives in many ways will be greatly missed not only by his children and relatives but also by those who came in contact with him.
In his statement, Aziken, Managing Director, Rockworks Group, a pacesetting company in agriculture, energy and infrastructure, described Pa Emmanuel as a teacher par excellence who encouraged his children and others. According to Aziken, Governor Udom Emmanuel whose mother is also a teacher obviously received all the lessons in humility, dedication, excellence, service, patience, scholarship and competence from home.
He therefore called on God to grant the departed, eternal rest and those he left behind, the fortitude to bear the loss.