The Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Information and Strategy is set to establish a college of Commissioners in the Ministry, for the preservation of institutional memories.
The State Information Commissioner, Comr. Ini Ememobong said this while paying a condolence visit to Mrs. Affiong Umoh, wife of late Parchi Umoh, a former Information Commissioner in the State.
Ememobong who expressed that the soon-to-established college will also consolidate the legacies of the past as a leeway to accomplishments of the future, described the Late Umoh as a thoroughbred professional who gave his best in his service to the State during his days.
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He explained further that the proposed college of commissioners will serve as an advisory board to the Ministry, while appealing to the deceased’s wife to be ready to stand in her husband’s stead when the college is inaugurated. This to him, would be a way of preserving the late Umoh’s legacies as Commissioner for Information and member of the State Executive Council.
The State Information boss who was accompanied by his Permanent Secretary – Mr. Inyang Jameson, as well as staff of the Ministry of Information & Strategy lauded the late Parchi Umoh’s cerebral prowess and reminisced fond memories they both shared.
He described Umoh’s demise as a loss not just to the Ministry of Information & Strategy but to Akwa Ibom State as a whole and prayed that the bereaved family finds the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information & Strategy, Mr. Inyang Jameson in his remarks, prayed for the repose of the late Parchi Umoh’s soul and described him as one whose accomplishments will not be forgotten in the Ministry.
In her response, wife of the late Information Commissioner, Mrs. Affiong Umoh thanked the Commissioner for commiserating with her and prayed for God’s guidance in the discharge of his duties as the state information manager.
The remains of the late Parchi Umoh will be laid to rest on Friday, August 28 in his country home at Ikot Ambang, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area.