Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has lost his dad, Gabriel Nkanang.
The governor’s aide, Aniekeme Finbarr revealed this via a Whatsapp message recently.
According to him, Gabriel died on Sunday and he was 90 years old.
Burial arrangements have been announced by the family.
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
Udom Gabriel Emmanuel (born 11 July 1966) is the governor of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, in office since 29 May 2015. He ran successfully for the office of governor in the April 2015 elections on the platform of Akwa Ibom State People’s Democratic Party. He was re-elected as the governor of Akwa Ibom State on the 29th of May, 2019.
Udom Gabriel Emmanuel was born on July 11, 1966, into the family of Ette Teacher Gabriel Emmanuel Nkenang, a native of Awa Iman in Onna Local Government, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He rose from being a Sunday school leader at United Evangelical Church (QIC) (formerly Qua Iboe Church) to become a bank director. Emmanuel and his family are strong members of United Evangelical Church (QIC), Nigeria.
Emmanuel served as an audit manager of Price Waterhouse Coopers. He is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He served as chief financial officer of Zenith Bank Plc.
Emmanuel holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Lagos in 1988. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management. He has attended the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, France.
Emmanuel is married to Martha Udom Emmanuel. Udom Emmanuel’s father, Ette Teacher Gabriel Emmanuel Nkenang, was a native of Awa Iman in Onna Local Government, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Mr. G. E. Nkanang was an educator, a Head Master and teacher. The Udom’s are Christians. Udom Emmanuel is a serving Deacon and they are altogether very active in the faith. He is a Christian of the United Evangelical Church (QIC) (formerly Qua Iboe Church) faith.
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