Monday, 11 January 2021

Ben Akak morns as another colossus of benevolence and a harbinger of development in C'River goes home




The Chairman and Founder of Ben Akak Foundation, Engineer Ben Akak has described the late Chief Linus Okom as a harbinger of development, a colossus of benevolence and an elder statesman whose death is a huge loss to Cross River State.


Conveying his deepest condolences to the immediate family of the late Elder statesman, the people of Bekwarra Local Government and Cross Riverians at large, Engineer Akak, said the deseaed was a "man who is reputed to have ensured the employment of Cross Riverians in many Federal Government Parastatals. He has been actively involved in charitable efforts that have seen so many young people who hitherto had lost hope achieve unimaginable feats"

Speaking further, the Cross River born Philanthropist said he takes solace in the fact that the late Okom lived a selfless life, Worthy of emulation. While admonishing family members and friends of the late Elder statesman to be strong.
 

The statement reads in part:

"Chief Linus Okom was a man who is reputed to have ensured the employment of  Cross Riverians in many Federal Government Parastatals. He has been actively involved in charitable efforts that have seen so many young people who hitherto had lost hope  achieve unimaginable feats. So many testimonies abound of how the kind-heartedness of this single individual propelled many indigenes of Bekwarra and by extension Cross River to great heights in all sectors of our society. 

The enormity of this loss cannot be fully expressed in words. Nonetheless, let us take solace in the  fact that he lived a life invested in the development of others.  I reckon that while he lived on earth, he imbibed the leadership philosophy of prioritising the development of Cross Riverians. It is this philosophy that would ensure that Cross Riverians are at par with their contemporaries in the economic, political, education and technology  sector in Nigeria and the World. It is this philosophy that should govern the activities of Business, Political, Religious, Traditional and Academic Leaders in Cross River State. This I am sure would enliven the memory of Chief Linus Okom."



Akak Prayed God console Chief Okom's family members, the Bekwarra community and the entire Cross River State and gives them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, even as The Soul of the late Okom finds peace in God's bossom.



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