In a condolence message to the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Governor Wike said: “May you be comforted by his enduring legacies as we pray to God to give you and your relatives the fortitude to bear the great loss as well as grant the soul of your departed father a peaceful repose.”
Governor Wike said with the death of Late Elder Emmanuel Nkanang, the nation has lost a great asset.
He said: “In the death of your father, the Nation has lost a great man of peace , wisdom and kindness whose exemplary life and achievements will leave lasting impressions for generations. We will also miss him.”
Governor Wike added: “Although we are all helpless before the will of the Almighty when death comes knocking at the door, the death of a parent, no matter the age, always leaves a painful and everlasting void.
“On behalf of my wife, the Government and the good people of Rivers State, I convey our heartfelt condolences to you and the people of Akwa Ibom State as a whole over this great loss and also to let you know that we State in your grief and have you in our prayers at this difficult time.”
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
16th February, 2020.