The Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr. Udom Emmaneul, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio and three other governors are among thousands of dignitaries invited and expected at the family thanksgiving service and reception in honour of the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by Ekere family of Ikot Oboroenyin in Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
A statement signed on behalf of the family by the Chairman of the Central Planning Committee for the event and immediate past Member of the House of Representatives for Ikot Abasi Federal Constituency, Hon. (Dr.) Akpan Micah Umoh, said the service will be conducted by the Ikot Abasi Diocese of the Methodist Church Nigeria by 10 am.
It named the venue as Government Field, adjacent to the Local Government Secretariat, Ikot Abasi.
The statement explained that the service was intended to thank God for His bountiful blessings on Sir Ekere and the entire Ekere family.
In a related development, the people of Edemaya, Sir Ekere’s clan, is holding a grand reception for him on Saturday, July 22, 2017.
A statement signed by Barr. Edidiong Ubeh, the National President of Mboho Edemaya, the umbrella organization of Edemaya people, said the ceremony will hold at Methodist Central School, Ekpene Enin, Edemaya, by 10 am.