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Ifim Ibom Ibibio Mourns Passage Of Inuaeyen, Condoles With Family, Others

The Supreme Council of Ibibio Traditional Rulers otherwise known as Ifim Ibom Ibibio has mourned the passage of the Chancellor of Ibom Patriots, Obong Bassey Inuaeyen.


The Late Obong Bassey Inuaeyen, who was a frontline politician and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), passed away in the USA on Friday, June 30, 2023, at the age of 68. He is to be laid to rest on Saturday, September 2, 2023, in his country home, Mbente, after a Requiem Mass at Mbente Primary School by 11 a.m. in Mbente, Nkari in Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.


In a condolence message to His Royal Majesty, Edidem Udoette Edon, the Osung V of Nkari and Paramount Ruler of Ini Local Government Area on Friday, August 25, 2023, Ifim Ibom Ibibio bemoaned Inuaeyen’s death and urged the family to take solace in God while also praying for the repose of the soul of the departed.

Ifim Ibom Ibibio in the condolence message signed by the Oku Ibom Ibibio and Patriarch of the Ibibios, His Eminence, Ntenyin (Dr.) Solomon Daniel Etuk, CFR, said the “Late Obong Bassey Inuaeyen was a consummate businessman, astute politician and a patriotic citizen, whose contributions to the well-being and development of Akwa Ibom State, Niger Delta Region and Nigeria in general, cannot be easily quantified.”


The body noted that the deceased was honoured with awards and chieftaincy titles including “Obong Iberedem of Nkari Clan in Ini Local Government Area and the Uko Akwa Ibom in Akwa Ibom State” given his outstanding services to the society.

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“Ifim Ibom Ibibio has received with consternation the news of the demise of a legendary son of Ibibio Land nay Akwa Ibom State, Obong Bassey Inuaeyen who passed away on Friday, June 30, 2023, in the United States of America (USA).


“In Ifim Ibom Ibibio, Akwa Esop Imaisong Ibibio and other circles of community endeavours, the Late Obong Bassey Inuaeyen was distinctive in his services. It is on record that he was conferred with several awards and chieftaincy titles in recognition of his sterling services. These include the Obong Iberedem of the Nkari Clan in Ini Local Government Area and the Uko Akwa Ibom in Akwa Ibom State.


“In furtherance of his quest to foster enduring peace, unity and development of Akwa Ibom State, he brought together well-known sons and daughters of the State from various fields of endeavours to establish the foremost socio-political think-tank, the Ibom Patriots, where he served as the Chancellor until his death.


“As a peacemaker, councillor, a man of admirable virtue and impeccable character, the Late Obong Bassey Inuaeyen earned the utmost trust and respect of many, the Government, Institutions and the Royal Council of Ifim Ibom Ibibio as a whole, throughout his lifetime,” it stated.


The body further said that “his activities and passionate love for God was evident in his life and manifested in his commitment to the service of humanity and ecclesiastical affairs. Indeed, he was a repository of knowledge, experience and wisdom, in words and action.”


Ifim Ibom Ibibio remarked that “the Late Obong Bassey Inuaeyen will therefore be greatly missed by all of us and those who came across him while alive.”

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