Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, received and hosted a senate delegation at the Hilltop Mansion, Government House, for the funeral of the late Dr. (Mrs) Grace Ekpenyong, wife of the senator representing Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District, Obong Chris Ekpenyong.
The governor, in his statement, thanked the senators for standing with the Akwa Ibom North senator in this period of grief and assured them of a hitch-free visit to the state.
The delegates were led by Abia-South senator, Eyinnaya Abaribe. The funeral, which commenced on October 3, 2019, had distinguished senators representing various states in attendance.
Some of the lawmakers in attendance were Senator Kola Balogun, Senator Bassey Albert, Senator Ade Fadahunsi, Senator Uche Ekwunife, Senator Ibrahim Hadejai, Senator Akon Eyakenyi and Senator Aniete Okon.
Also in attendance was the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose; Commissioner of Finance, Linus Nkan; Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem; Commissioner of Information, Charles Udoh, and the Commissioner of Works, Mr Ephraim Inyangenyen.
The event will take place at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, Abiakpo Nkap, Nto Edino Obot Akara Local Government.