Ex-Governor of Akwa Ibom, Idongesit Nkanga, dies at 68

Ex Governor of Akwa Ibom, Idongesit Nkanga , dies at 68

Ex-military governor of Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Idongesit Nkanga,68, is dead.

Mr Nkanga, a retired commodore in the Nigerian Airforce, died in an undisclosed hospital in Uyo on Christmas Eve, Family sources have disclosed

He was also the chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) and used his office to vigorously campaigned for the restructuring of Nigeria and for the development of the Niger delta region.

The late Mr Nkanga was military governor of Akwa Ibom state from September 1990 to January during Ibrahim Babangida’s military regime. Late Ufot Ekaette, who later became the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, was his deputy.

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