Written by akbc on April 23, 2020
A foremost Traditional Title holder in Ikono Local Government
Area Etefia Ikono, Chief Udo Udo Okorouen, has joined his
The late Chief who hailed from Mbio Oku Ikot Odung Village in
Ikono Local Government Area departed at the age of 88.
A release announcing the transition on behalf of the family is
signed by Obong Itoro Okoruen and it indicates that opening of
mourning house is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24.
According to the release, visit by Traditional Titleholders,
government functionaries, religious groups, cultural groups, and
friends to the place of the transited Etefia Ikono tomorrow.
It says Service of songs in honor of the departed Royal Father is
slated for Thursday 26th March 2020 at the family compound in
Mbioku Ikot Odung from 4 o’clock in the evening.
The late Etefia Ikono will be laid to rest in his palace on Friday 27 th
March 2020 after a funeral to be conducted by Methodist Church
Nigeria Mbioku/Iton Circuit at Methodist School ground, Mbio Oku
Ikot Odung by ten o’clock in the morning.
The late Chief Okorouen in the 70s and 80s served the nation,
South Eastern and Cross River States in top positions as
Permanent Secretary, Commissioner, Managing Director and
Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Agricultural Bank.
The release requests friends, chiefs and well-wishers to attend
and join the family in giving the late Etefia Ikono a befitting burial.
The State Government has restated its commitment
to providing adequate facilities for the health care
needs of the people. Governor Udom Emmanuel
gave the reassurance at the directors of
communication in Nigeria plenary Mass held at
Christ the King Cathedral, Uyo.
As part of measures to contain the spread of
Coronavirus in Cross River State, the State
Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has declared total
lock down in that State. The declaration was
contained in a statement by his special adviser on
media and publicity, Mr. Christian Ita.
Family members, friends and well-wishers, who
gathered at a church in Jos to witness the wedding
between Mr. Rufus Aplang and his bride, Judith,
were on Saturday thrown into confusion as the
groom walked out on his spouse and never
returned. Eyewitnesses told newsmen in Jos on
Sunday that the incident happened at the God’s