…Describes Her As Exemplification Of Virtue
The Accountant General of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Uwem Andrew-Essien Thursday, 3rd February, 2022 led Management in his office on a condolence visit to the immediate past Auditor General of the State, Dr. Monday Akpan, over the demise of his mother at his country home, Utu Ikot Ekpenyong, kilometer 3, Ikot Ekpene Road, Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State.
Pastor Andrew-Essien, who described the late Elder Nwa Jacob Akpan as exemplification of virtue, said her life was characterized by virtue through diligent service to God and humanity.
The Accountant General, Pastor Andrew-Essien said the late Matriarch laid a solid moral foundation for the upbringing of her children as evidenced in the life of Dr. Monday Akpan.
Pastor Andrew-Essien who noted that though, the demise of a dear one was a moment of grief, encouraged Dr. Akpan to take solace in the knowledge that her mother exceeded the biblical age of 80, therefore making her exit a celebration of life.
He advised the deceased children to strive to uphold the legacies left behind by their late mother and prayed God Almighty to grant him and the bereaved family the needed strength to bear her loss.
Pastor Andrew-Essien used the occasion to congratulate Dr. Monday Akpan on a successful retirement, acknowledging the support of the immediate Auditor General to his office, saying he was “a true definition of a brother”.
Responding, Dr. Monday Akpan expressed gratitude to the Accountant General and Management for identifying with him in his moment of grief. The immediate past Auditor General of the State said, his late mother was a strict disciplinarian, who impacted and touched several lives in the community, loved and cared for her children passionately.
Dr Akpan who recalled with pride the selfless sacrifices made by his late mother towards ensuring that her children were better off in life, said though her departure was painful, she lived a life worthy of adulation.
“My mother was a devout Christian, committed and diligent in God’s service. I learnt how to fast from my late mother, I will sorely miss her motherly care and wise counsel”, he said. He expressed gratitude to God for seeing him through the 14 years on the saddle as Auditor General.
The immediate past Auditor General lauded the team spirit and cooperation existing between the Office of the Accountant General and that of the Auditor General, describing Pastor Uwem Andrew-Essien as a man of Integrity and challenged Accountants to keep the flag of their noble profession flying.
The remains of late Elder Nwa Jacob Akpan will be interred on Saturday, 5th February, 2022 after a funeral service by Methodist Church Nigeria, Utu Ikot Essien, Ubon Abasi Circuit, Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area