One of Akwa Ibom finest Geologists and 2019 House of Assembly hopeful in Eket, Dr. Nsidibe Akata, earlier in the week, on Monday, January 15,2018,celebrated the 2018 Armed Forces remembrance day with Legionnaires and widows of slained military personnel, who lost their lives in active service to the Nation, at the cenotaph, in Eket.
Dr. Akata commemorated with the families, who lost their loved ones and called for a sustained peace among the Leggionaires and the community.
He added that, the sacrifices of the leggionaires and those who laid down their lives in peace keppings outside the shores of our Nation, have not gone unnoticed.
Dr. Akata maintained that, the peace Nigeria enjoys today, could be traced to the success recorded in the civil war in keeping Nigeria together was as a result of the military men, who fought gallantly which was led by the Gowon led military administration, even though, a no Victor, no vanquish was declared after the civil war.
Present at the occasion, was the Eket Local Government Chairmen, Mr. Frank Archibong, who laid the wreath in honour of the departed heroes.
Also at the occasion, was the Emeritus Prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria, Prelate. Sunday Mbang and a host of other dignitaries, who also paid tribute to the fallen heroes.
High point of the occasion was a cash donation to the legionnaires by Dr.Akata