The remains of the late Elder Okon F. Ekpo, senior brother to Akwa Ibom State Deputy Governor, will be led to rest at his country home, Ikot Obiodo village in Abak Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
According to a release by the State Deputy Governor, Mr. Moses Ekpo, MFR, and Etop O.F. Ekpo, son to the deceased, the funeral arrangement will commence tomorrow, Tuesday, March 6 with the opening of the mourning house at the deceased compound, 32 Ikot Okoro Road, Abak by 9am.
This will be followed by condolence visits to the family immediately from 12 noon of the same day and continues through Thursday, March 8, 2018.
Wednesday, March 7, will witness a novelty football match in honor of the deceased between the Holy Family College Old Boys Association and the Legend All Stars football Club of Abak by 4pm at the Holy Family College playgrounds while a Special Evening of Songs is scheduled to hold Thursday, March 8, from 5 pm to 7 pm at the deceased compound.
Accordingly, the release enjoins members of the public, family, friends, associates and sympathizers to join in bidding Elder O.F. Ekpo, a final farewell as his remains will be laid to rest after a funeral service to be conducted by the Qua Iboe Church Nigeria led by its General Superintendent, Rev. Ekpedeme Moffat, which will be held at the Government Technical College grounds, Abak by10 am, after the lying-in-state ceremony at the deceased compound between 8 am to 9 am, on Friday, March 9.
The funeral program will be rounded-off with a Memorial Thanksgiving Service at the Qua Iboe Church, 47A Ikot Okoro road, Abak by 10 am on Sunday, March 11, 2018.
The late Elder Ekpo, a devout Christian, was a veteran teacher, an astute Public Servant and a renowned oil industry expert who retired as a Senior Manager, Technical Services Department of the Port Harcourt Refining Company, PHRC, a subsidiary of the NNPC, in 1995.