Death is inevitable , as we come so shall we go without nothing, but the important thing is how one lives his lives his life on earth. What man his he that liveth and shall not see death (psalms 89 : 48)


Late chief effiong akpan udo nkenta (alias Ekpatu) was born on the 15th April 1940 into into the family of Akpan Udo Nkenta in Ankwaha and late madam Ekpe Akpan Nkenta (NNE EKPE AKPAN UMOREN) both in ikot andem itam, itu local government area Akwa ibom state.


Late chief effiong akpan udo nkentawas enrolled in west itam church of scortland mission school (C.S.M) where he obtained his certificate in 1955 which enable him to write, read and communicate effectively.


Late Chife Effiong Akpan Nkenta  had  first appointment with Tiko (CDC) banana plantation company at Cameroon, as a store keeper and later came back to Nigeria and took appointment with Mother Cat Construction Company in River State. Since he was not  satisfy with the mode of services of the Mother Cat  company. He further transferred his servicers to Ministry of Justice Cross River State in 1979, as a Chief Bailiff. After the creation of state in 1987 he was transferred to Akwa Ibom State, West Itam District Court in Itu , Ikot  Obong District Court and finally lyere District Court all in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area, where he retired from service in 2008.


As an Handsome young man he was attracted to a young beautiful, Courteous, charming damsel, Miss Grace Ekpeyong Akpan Udom in Nung Nkang family Obong Itam Itu Local Government Area. The marriage was blessed with two males and four females who are alive to bid him fare well.


Late Chief Effing  Akpan Udo Nkenta was born in to a Christian family, the Apostolic Church. He held unto his faith, grew up baptized and became a committed member in the church. Moreover he feared and loved God and also took part in all church, and was faithful till death.


Late Chief Effiong Akpan Udo Nkenta (Alias Ekpatu) was very amicable, easy going , a socialist who enjoyed the company of his close associate and friends, He was generous, accommodating and a disciplinarian to the core. He was a pathfinder, epitome of knowledge and above all a between the weak and strong in the family village at large.


Since death is necessary end to every mortal on earth, we cannot question God who decided to call him to eternity on the 4th of Septemper 2019 , after a brief illness. He will be deeply missed by his Beloved wife, children, Grand-children, Great Grand children, In-laws, brothers, sisters, cousin, Nephew, Nieces and all others who loved him.

He survived by:

Mrs. Grace Effiong  Nkenta     wife


Mr Aniekan effiong nkenta

Mr Nsikak  Effiong  Nkenta


Mrs comfort  ekerete  micheal

Mrs  Eno obong imo uko

Mrs  Rose Enefiok Sunday

Mrs V ictoria Enefiok Nyong

Grand children

Twenty Two [22]

Great Grand children

One [1]

Daughter in law

Mrs Mary Nsikak Effiong

Son In law’s

Mr.  Samuel  Edward

Mr. Ekerete  Micheal

Mr. Enefiok  Sunday

Mr. Enefiok  Nyong


Mrs. Justina   akpan


Mrs. Nkenta  Nkenta.



I have not been  able  to get over the reality of your  demise because I get betrayed by emotion each time I think or reflect about you. My dear, you came into my life to turn things around me and also made the best out of me as your first lady. You were my best and closest friend, the pillar of strength. I married you at my youthful age and now it is only death that has  separated  the wonderful togetherness we had once shared. Your great legacies and  achievements are displayed in the lives of your children. You were kind  and dependable; you treated and showed me so much love and  respect. Your transition to eternity glory has created an irreparable  vacuum in my life and that of your entire family.

Asiero, sanga sung

Edima  ebe mmi.


My father,  I admire and respect you so much. You  were a father  in a million you touched  so many lives and impacted so many people that crossed your path. I believe your departure from this sinful planet is a transition to a paradise. Some wise piece of advice you gave to me are not to be forgotten. It will remain evergreen in our memories , words cannot describe  the vacuum u left ,but we are consoled that you are with the lord you’re always in our heart.

Adieu beloved  father

Your daughter

Mrs . comfort Micheal.


I still can’t believe that your gone, you have always being there for me. When I heard the news of your demise, I felt like someone that just lost a great fortune in life. No words can express your generosity and love,  may the lord almighty grant you a peaceful rest.

Aniekan Effiong Nkenta

                                    TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER

What is the measure of a man  Is it the amount of money he has The possession he owns or the power he hold. It is the possession success he has achieved over the years. All of these are false.  The  true measure of a man is how much  love he gives, how selflessly he shares whatever he can to help others and how he can tolerate others.  Dad was immeasurable, generous, hardworking and also a disciplinarian. He was  the most sincerely autistic person I have ever know  with no attachment of material things. He  was a  god fearing man, I remain  grateful and  comforted  knowing how much my dad positive affected the lives of others. Since death is unpredictable it has  it’s specific time. Dad has overcome, he has finished the race. May his  gentle soul rest in the blossom of the lord. Amen.

Your daughter

Mrs eno obong  uko



We the family of late chief Effiong Akpan Udo Nkeenta, hereby express  our gratitude to the almighty god for his mercy, protection and love throughout this moments of grief and bereavement. To him is all the glory.

We appreciate  the apostolic church  ikot andem itam  district itu. We are  also  greatful  to ministry of justice  particularly, district court ibiono ibom. We cannot forget are friends, relations, family, in laws  and other sympathizers for their immense contribution toward the success of their funeral. Consequently, we thank the village council, youth, nung akpan umoren family, and nung ankwaha for their useful support to the family. We pray may the good lord grant you all journey mercies back to your different destination. Amen.


         Chief  mourner



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