– Late Idongesit Nkanga has been described as a man that left a good name
– The former military administrator was credited to have built the state secretariat
– As a result of this, he will be honoured by an institution in the state
Late Idongesit Nkanga, a former military governor of Akwa Ibom state and the chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) was a man beloved by many people in the state.
His death, according to some people is a sad thing given his honesty as a government official in the 1990’s.
In an interview with Legit.ng, Bassey James, founder of Southern Atlantic Polytechnic, speaks on the legacy the late governor left behind.
According to him, the former military administrator was a good man who wants the best for the people of Akwa Ibom and the people of the state will always remember him.
He built the state secretariat had numerous contributions to the development of Akwa Ibom state during and after his administration.
Going further, James said the departed governor was a pillar of support to the polytechnic right from the day they started the institution and as a result of this, efforts are on to sustain his memory.
“We have to give him a sustainable. He is pillar of support to the school and we have decided to honour him by naming our engineering block after him. This will help people do good, knowing that their deeds will speak for them.”
He also called on leaders in position of power to remember that they will die and as result of this endeavour to always do good.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has commiserated with his Akwa Ibom counterpart, Mr. Udom Emmanuel over the recent loss of prominent indigenes of the state.
Wike described the death of the state chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Udo Ekpenyong, and the chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga rtd., as a grave loss not just to Akwa Ibom state but the entire south-south region.
Wike who was on a condolence visit to Governor Emmanuel at Government House Uyo, on Thursday, January 21 said what touches Akwa Ibom touches Rivers state.