Posted by News Express | 17 November 2018 | 1,730 times
Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong (Arc) Victor Bassey Attah, will clock 80 on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.
A statement issued by Akwa Ibom State government and signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh says activities lined up to mark this milestone will flag-off on the same day, with the launch of a book in Attah’s honour, titled, “It Is Well With My Soul”, at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja by 11am.
Similarly, on Friday, November 23, 2018, an 80th birthday symposium on the topic, “Leadership for Sustainable Development Culture in Africa” will hold at the Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort by 10am. According to the statement, the symposium, which will be chaired by erudite legal luminary – Femi Falana (SAN), will have the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah as the Lead Speaker.
On Saturday, November 24, 2018, a state banquet will hold in honour of the former governor, at the Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort by 7pm.
The birthday ceremonies will round off on Monday, November 26, 2018 with a Thanksgiving Mass at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Aka Offot, Uyo by 10 am. The Mass is open to the public.
It will be recalled that as a prelude to the formal commencement of commemorative activities, Obong Attah, who holds the traditional title of Eduek Ekpe Asutan Ekpe, was recently installed as Chancellor of the Western Delta University, Oghara in Delta State.
The statement further enjoined all indigenes of Akwa Ibom State, friends and well wishers to join in celebrating this illustrious son of the state, whose vision and selfless commitment to serve his people is precursor of the continued economic prosperity Akwa Ibom.
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