Asuquo Ekpenyong Jr has described The Obong of Calabar, HRM Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, the grand patriarch of Efik Kingdom, as a selfless leader on his 2021 Utomo Obong Celebration. The event took place at Adiabo, Odukpani Local Government Area.
Speaking at the event, Ekpenyong Jr, who is also the State Commissioner for Finance, said that the king has impacted many lives positively in Cross River State.
“We are glad to remind you how important celebrating your heritage and crown is. For us at the government level and Efik Professionals, your crown is one of the most cherished and adorned, and worthy of celebration every calendar year. We are always ecstatic to not only express our best wishes, but to also celebrate with you.
“When we think of you, we think of how you have positively impacted many lives in Efik Kingdom and Cross River State as a whole. And it is on this note that I and my lovely family express our profound gratitude for all your enviable successes.
“Today’s event is an opportunity for us to celebrate your majesty, as you’ve not only served as our royal father but a selfless leader. We would like to take advantage of this special day to felicitate with you on your recent reappointment as Chancellor of Federal University Abeokuta. Unarguably, your new feat is well-deserved and inspiring.
“Hearty Congratulations, Amasi. May your days be long on the ancestral stool of our great fathers.”