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JIC Igbe’s passing, monumental loss to Cross River, Nigeria – Ayade

Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade has described as a monumental loss to Cross River and indeed, Nigeria, the painful death of elderstatesman, Chief Joseph Inyambe Cyril Igbe at aged 86.

Governor Ayade in a statement by his Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Linus Obogo, said “a pall of gloom has again descended on the state few months after the death of former Senate President, Dr.Joseph Wayas and his wife, Lady Abiola Wayas, with yet the sad exit of JIC Igbe.”

According to the Governor, “the exit of the elder statesman is yet another sad chapter in the life of the state.
“The government and people of Cross River are indeed in pains, losing JIC Igbe at this time is distressing to bear, coming especially at a time his wise counsel is most needed.”

Ayade described JIC Igbe as “one of our most illustrious sons who shone like a beacon while he was at various times the state’s representative at the 1988 Constitutent Assembly, as well as INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Adamawa, Bayelsa and Ebonyi States respectively.”

The governor who said JIC Igbe was “a consummate educationist, an administrator and a disciplinarian noted that

“The late elderstatesman wore discipline as a badge while he was principal at Boki Boys Comprehensive Secondary School, Okundi, Boki, Mary Knoll Secondary School, Okuku, old Ogoja Local Government Area, and St. Thomas’s College, Ogoja respectively.”

Ayade said “Igbe’s virtues of selflessness, love for family and commitment to community will be remembered forever,” even as he prayed for his soul to find a resting place in the bosom of the Lord.

The governor urged the family to be consoled by the noble deeds of their patriarch.

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