All is now set for the grand coronation of His Royal Majesty, Edidem Sylvanus Effiong Okon, JP, NDM, Ambassador of Light, the Paramount Ruler of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
A statement by the Chairman, Central Planning Committee and State Commissioner of Information, Sir Charles Udoh, made available to the Press by the Chairman, Media/Publicity sub-committee, Elder Patrick Albert indicates that, the coronation ceremony will hold in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital at the Ibibio Unity Park, Udo Udoma Avenue, on Saturday, December 7, 2019 by 11am.
The State Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel is expected as the Special Guest of Honour at the occasion while his Deputy, His Excellency, Mr. Moses Ekpo will be the Guest of Honour.
Furthermore, the Oku Ibom Ibibio, Patriarch of Ibibio People worldwide and Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Council of Chiefs, His Eminence, Nteyin (Dr) Solomon Daniel Etuk, JP will be the Royal Father of the Day.
The ceremony will be chaired by Obong Simeon A. Umoette, JP, a retired Comptroller of Customs, President of Uyo Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (UYOCCIMA) and Chairman, Edidem’s Advisory Council of Uyo Traditional Rulers’ Council.
Other expected dignitaries to the event include, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, Senator representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District in the Senate; Senator John James AkpanUdoedeghe, a former Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly; Hon. Justice Godwin Abraham, Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom State; Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, Secretary to Akwa Ibom State Government, Elder Effiong Essien, Head of the Civil service; Hon. Michael Enyong, Member Representing Uyo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives and Hon. Anietie Eka, Member representing Uyo State Constituency in Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
In addition, Hon. Udo Ekpenyong, Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; Elder (Hon.) Imoh Okon, Chairman, Uyo Local Government Council; Prince Enobong Uwah, Chairman, Uyo Capital City Development Authority, Prof. Chris Ekong, Department of Economics, University of Uyo and Hon. Monday Eyo, Chairman, Local Government Service Commission, Akwa Ibom State are also expected to grace the occasion.
The statement further contained that, several activities have been lined up to make the day eventful in the history of Uyo Local Government Area, and indeed, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria.
To this end, all illustrious sons and daughters of Uyo, in-laws and friends are urged to be in readiness to roll out drums to celebrate the epochal event.
More so, all citizens of Akwa Ibom State, non-indigenes residing in the State, captains of industries, political and religious organisations and socio-cultural groups amongst others are cordially invited to the occasion.
HRM Edidem Okon was elected the Paramount Ruler of Uyo, upon the demise of His Royal Majesty Edidem (Suyr.) Edem Silas Akpan who once, served as Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State Council of Chiefs.
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