PMB, Udom, Others Eulogise Late IGP Inyang
The remains of the late former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Sir Etim Inyang, was committed to mother earth on Saturday amid encomiums from President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State and other eminent Nigerians.
The late Inyang, the sixth IGP, was laid to rest in his home town, Enwang in Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
Commiserating with the family of the deceased and people of Akwa Ibom State, President Buhari, whose condolence message was presented by the IGP, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, described the late Sir Inyang as a dedicated and patriotic police officer whose zeal for excellence facilitated his rise in rank and file in the police force to the pinnacle of his career.
In his eulogy on the occasion held at Enwang stadium, governor Udom described the late IGP as “a quintessential Nigerian, a great patriot, bridge-builder and a man of Christian masculinity, forbearance and peace”.
In his speech entitled: “Exit of an Illustrious son”, the governor also described the late number one cop as “a man of uncommon determination, faith, hard work, compassion honesty and transparency”, who epitomised the “Can-do” spirit “which forms the definitional layers of the Akwa Ibom identity”.
According to him, these endearing qualities were the guiding ethos of the late Inyang’s life and in every station of his life’s odyssey, they stood out like shining stars.“We are gathered here today to celebrate the man who in his life of great achievements represented one of the core values of our “dakkada” philosophy- the belief in the endless possibilities that lie ahead of us all, and the need to strive to appropriate those possibilities in spite of the odds and limitations we may encounter in the course of march to pursuing these ideals.
“Here lies a man who was honest, trustworthy, dependable and imbued with deep Christian values of love and good will towards all- a man who harboured no ill -will towards his compatriots or others who came in contact with him, a thorough-bred professional who fought crime with a human face, a community leader who realized that even though his constituency was national, he was first and foremost a proud son of Enwang, and had an abiding responsibility to affect and effect developmental strides within the community,” the governor further said.
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