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AKSG Gives Certificate Of Recognition To Eteidung Asikpo As Village Head Of Ekpri Nsukara Offot

The Akwa Ibom State government has given a certificate of recognition to Otuekong Emem Denis Asikpo as the village head of Ekpri Nsukara Offot in Uyo Local Government Area.

Otuekong Asikpo was chosen by the kingmakers of Ekpri Nsukara Offot on Saturday, May 6, 2023, to fill the vacant stool following the demise of their village head, the late Eteidung Linus Etim Essien, who joined his ancestors and was laid to rest on Friday, December 23, 2022.

Presenting the certificate of recognition on behalf of the state government, the Paramount Ruler of Uyo Local Government Area, HRM Edidem Sylvanus Effiong Okon, congratulated Otuekong Asikpo for being fully certified as the Village Head of Ekpri Nsukara Offot.


Eteidung Asikpo Certificate of Recognition

Edidem Okon, who performed the presentation ceremony at his palace at Udo Ekpo Mkpo Street, Uyo, on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, charged Eteidung Asikpo to use the office of the village head with the full authority granted him by the government in continuing with his good works of maintaining peace, unity, and the development of Ekpri Nsukara Offot Village.

The paramount ruler stated that the Offot Ukwa Clan of Chiefs and the Uyo Traditional Rulers Council will continue to discharge their responsibilities to the people and the government at all levels and called for maximum cooperation from Eteidung Asikpo and two other village heads, also issued with certificates of recognition by the government.

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Also speaking, the Vice Chairman of the Offot Ukwa Clan of Chiefs, Eteidung Idongesit Alfred Ekong, and the secretary, Eteidung David Okon Etuk, congratulated Eteidung Otuekong Asikpo and others for passing through the due certification processes and wished them a peaceful reign on the throne.

In his response, Eteidung Otuekong Emem Denis Asikpo thanked the Almighty God for finding him fit to serve his people as a king and also appreciated the kingmakers, village council, stakeholders, and members of Ekpri Nsukara Offot Village for reposing their trust in him and assuring them that he would continue to rule and guide them alright.

Eteidung Asikpo particularly appreciated the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Bassey Eno, and the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Frank Archibong, for the certificate of recognition and pledged total cooperation in the implementation of government policies and programmes for his people at all times.

Eteidung Asikpo said that as he fully takes charge of the mantle of leadership in the village, he will, in collaboration with the village council, stakeholders, and the people, continue to ensure orderliness, unity, peace, and progress in the community.


Eteidung Emem Dennis Asikpo

“Today is indeed a great day for me and our community. I thank the State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, and the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Frank Archibong, for giving validity to my kingship of Ekpri Nsukara Offot through this certificate of recognition.

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“I also appreciate the kingmakers of my village, the village council, and the entire people for selecting me as their king, and I also commend the paramount ruler of Uyo LGA, HRM Edidem Sylvanus Effiong Okon, and the Offot Ukwa Clan Council of Chiefs for their cooperation and for successfully guiding us to this stage. I promise to continue offering my very best to the village and the government,” he added.

In his brief remarks, the chairman of the Village Council of Ekpri Nsukara Offot, Comrade Morris Silas Bassey, said the conferment of a certificate of recognition by the state government is a welcome development as it has brought joy to the community, assuring that the people will continue to stand by Eteidung Emem Denis Asikpo throughout his rule and leadership of the village.

Two others, who received certificates of recognition, were the village head of Ewet Offot, Eteidung Ben Bassey, and Eteidung Precious Udoh of Ifa Ikot Abia Ntuen, Etoi.

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