The people of Ekid( former Ekid district) are planning to immortalise the former military Governor of then South Eastern State,Late Brigadier General UDOKAHA Jacob Esuene .Accordingly, a central committee to actualise the immortalization of the Late Hero is headed by Elder Aniedi Abasi Ikoiwak.
The Committee Chairman, Elder Ikoiwak in a chat with newsmen said that the late Brigadier General deserves such an honour given his enormous contributions to the development of Akwa Ibom State right from the military era.
Elder Ikoiwak noted that the late Brigadier Esuene, from Afaha Eket in Eket Local Government, was a fighter pilot before his appointment as governor of South Eastern State.
He stated that the achievements recorded by the late Brigadier General are still standing the test of time ranging from Health, Education, Agriculture to general infrastructure.
The AKISIEC Chairman pointed out that among the achievements, the location of operational Base of Mobil Producing Nigeria in the then South Eastern State instead of Operating offshore only, as facilitated by the deceased was a most welcomed development.
According to him, the gesture has made Akwa Ibom to become one of the highest oil Producing States in Nigeria.
Elder Ikoiwak extended appreciation to the State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel for embarking on the Eket Remodelling Project which he said has provided a beautiful ambience for the erection of the Statue of the late hero.
He observed that NIGERPET, the construction firm handling the remodelling Project will complete work on the site soon to give way for the erection of the statue of late Brigadier General Udokaha Jacob Esuene at the roundabout by former post office.