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Professor Nyong Gives Palliatives To Ekpene Ukim Village



Ekpene Ukim, one of the biggest villages in Uruan Local Government Area, has received bags of rice, beans and cartons of vegetable oil as palliatives courtesy of Professor Anthony Okon Nyong.
Professor Nyong, who is a Plateau-based academician in the University of Jos, Plateau State, said the Covid-19 lockdown has brought pressure on his community, hence the need for people who are well-to-do to support special groups of people whose sources of income are affected by the lockdown.
The don said the donation was to support the palliatives given by the state government to encourage the people to stay safe in accordance with the government’s directives on the management of the spread of the novel coronavirus.


The palliatives were received by the clan head of Southern Uruan, Chief C.O. Etim, who later shared them to different villages that form Ekpene Ukim group of villages in Uruan Local Government Area.
The clan head in his message appreciated Professor Nyong for the donations made to the village and poured on him the royal blessings.



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Responding on behalf of the village, the chairman, Ekpene Ukim Village Council, Elder Justine Eyo, prayed God to replenish the stock of his income.


“We have received the donation from Professor Nyong and we are very grateful. Our prayer is that God will bless him and his generation and replenish his source of income”, Eyo prayed.


In his goodwill message, the youth leader, Ekpene Ukim Youth Council, Etubom Gregory Akpan, called on all well-meaning sons and daughters of Ekpene Ukim to emulate Professor Anthony Nyong, stressing that the gesture is quite commendable.


Others who spoke at the palace gathering were the chief welfare officer, Ekpene Ukim Village Council, Obong Godwin Ndem;the woman leader of Ekpene Ukim, Mrs. Eventus; and many others.


In attendance were all the family heads in Ekpene Ukim; members of the village council; members of youth council and village women.

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