Saturday, 2 October 2021

Jarvis urge C'Riverians to Emulate Late Ukpo's Business Model and Investment Philosophy

As the remains of the late Brig. Gen Anthony Ukpo's (rtd) are laid to rest, the Chancellor of Arthur Jarvis University, in  Akpabuyo LGA, of Cross River State, Sir Arthur Jarvis Archibong has called on Cross Riverians cum Nigerians to emulate Ukpo's investment model which he said has brought growth and development to the state and Country at large.

Archibong made the call on Saturday during the internment of the former military Governor of Rivers State, at his native Okpoma, Yala Local Government Area with many calling for Nigerians to emulate his investment strategy.

According to Sir Archibong, Ukpo  who passed away on September 6, 2021 invested in the hospitality and medical sectors in Cross River.

"Many remember General Ukpo for different things, but for me, he remained more than a mentor to me and many others .

 "His style of bringing development to Cross River and Nigeria at large via investments in critical areas is a model that I have always admired and hope a lot of great minds would adopt ," Arthur Archibong said.

The late General was a member of the Governing Council of the Arthur Jarvis University, Akpabuyo which is the first private University in Cross River State.  

Speaking further ,Sir Archibong said Ukpo's commitment to manpower development and solution oriented investment was worthy of emulation.

He said :"While many got caught in the web of the perception that Cross River is a civil service State, General Ukpo decided to take the bull by the horn and established investments that have not just contributed to the local economy, but have also attracted medical and fun seeking tourists.

"His commitment towards economic development should serve as a wake up call for Cross Riverians far and wide to look back home and tap into the potentials of the virgin markets available in the agro, petrochemical, technological, creative, medical and educational sectors as the only way to ensure a sustainable development plan for our dear State," Archibong said.

He consoled the Ukpo's and prayed that the Almighty grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

Recall that General Ukpo's brother, Engr. Emmanuel Ukpo passed away on August 30th and has since been buried while his sister, Madam Lelia Udeozo  passed away on August 24th and will be buried on October 8, in Awka, Anambra State.