President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nsima Ekere, his family and Edemaya Clan in Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom, over the death of his father, Obong Gabriel Sampson Ekere, 90, who was a renowned school teacher and community leader.
The President joins the Methodist Church, friends and associates in mourning the departed school teacher, who spent five decades of his life teaching, coaching and mentoring, and serving the country and his community as a sports administrator, public servant and church leader.
President Buhari believes Obong Ekere lived for the right values and diligently replicated same in his children, students, and spiritual mentees, imparting the truth and wisdom of the Bible, and courageously impacting many lives with love, warmth and kindness.
As Sir Ekere, who is a Knight in the Methodist Church, goes home, the President prays that the Almighty God will grant his soul a peaceful rest, and comfort the family.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
August 23, 2021