The Akwa Ibom State Government has announced the death of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok.
Eduok was a former Chief of Air Staff and Minister of Aviation, and his death is coming barely two weeks after that of Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (rtd).
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According to a statement signed and issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, on Thursday, Eduok died in Uyo on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 after battling an end-stage kidney failure.
Ekuwem described Eduok as an elder statesman that would be missed because of his contribution to the development of the state and the nation at large.
“The Government of Akwa Ibom State hereby formally announces the death of a former Chief of Air Staff and former Minister of Aviation, Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok(Rtd).
He died yesterday, 6th January, 2021 in Uyo.
“The information from his doctors indicate that he died of end-stage kidney failure.
“The late elder statesman was a very respected Nigerian and Akwa Ibomite who contributed greatly to the development of our country and state.
“His Excellency the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, is greatly grieved by the news of his death and extends his condolences to the bereaved family.
“May his gentle soul rest in peace. Amen,” he stated.
Eduok, who was said to be 73 years old at death, was the 12th Chief of Army Staff and retired from the Nigerian Military in 1999.