THE BIOGRAPHY OF JEREMIAH UDOFIA AKPAN
(1940-2019) 79 years.
” Every man born of a woman must return to the dust for of dust we were made”. Man comes forth like a flower and withes, he flees like a shadow and continues not. But the scripture says ” blessed are the dead which die in the Lord,… For they rest from their labor.” Ette Jeremiah, may you rest from your labor in the name of Jesus, Amen.
JEREMIAH UDOFIA AKPAN BIRTH AND PARENTAGE
Late Chief Jeremiah Udofia Akpan was born on 4th April 1940 into the family of Chief Udofia Akpan of Nung Inyang Asen, Nung Emah in Ikot Andem Itam and Late Ene Ubon Umoren from Nung Akpa Udo Family Obong Itam both in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
Chief Jeremiah Udofia Akpan attended (CMC) now PCN primary School East Itam from 1948 to 1953 and got his first School leaving certificate, he was able to read and write, no matter his short educational background.
JEREMIAH UDOFIA AKPAN WORKING EXPERIENCE
He started with Nigerian Monitor Newspaper as a trainee, after his completion of training, he was employed in the printing section, he rose to the position of Supervisor. He later resigned and Join Good Will printing Press No95 Aggery Road Port Harcourt. During the Nigerians Civil War, he cross over to (ENDC) Eastern Nigerian Development Company Makers of Pepsi Cola. After the war he was employed by (ADC) Agric Development Co-operation. He finally Joined Nigerian Bottling Company Makers of Coca-Cola in 1974 and voluntarily resigned his appointment in 1980.
MARITAL LIFE OF JEREMIAH UDOFIA AKPAN
With biblical injunction which says a man shall leave his father and his mother and cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh (Gen.2:24) Late Chief Jeremiah was happily married and the marriage was blessed with three children.
JEREMIAH UDOFIA AKPAN CHRISTIAN LIFE
Late Chief Jeremiah Udofia Akpan was into a Christian family. He was a convent of true Church of God, He later joined Deeper Life Bible Church. Thereafter moved to New life Zion Church Ikot Andem Itam was he was a devoted and active member. He was also a church Secretary until he was ill which he could not continue.
JEREMIAH UDOFIA AKPAN SOCIAL LIFE
Late Chief Jeremiah Udofia Akpan was a very sociable (person), he merged with great, low, poor and rich, he did not discriminate against class of people within and outside his community. He was a good adverser, he gave his attention to everyone who call for his attention. He played greater role toward developing his family. He was the family head of Nung Inyang Asen till dead.
JEREMIAH UDOFIA AKPAN TRANSITION
Late Chief Jeremiah Udofia Akpan had faced protracted illness but God always rescued and kept him through his love and extra care/attention of his daughter and relations through medication. papa was lifted up to enternal Glory on the early hour of Friday about 6:55am on 24th May, 2019. He has left to mourn him three children, brother, Sisters, Cousins, Nephews,in-law, Grandchildren and a host relative. May his soul rest in perfect peace, Amen.