The news of the dead of the monarch was made known recently, during the proclamation of his demise by the Akwa Ibom State council of chiefs, at the state Council of chiefs chamber, wellington Bassey way, Uyo.
Late Edidem Ita Bassey Etuk will be buried on 19th of May, 2017.
Born on the 1st of October, 1932, he began his Royal service in 1986 when he was selected and recognized by the government as the village head of Nung Udoe Ibesikpo.
In 2005, he was appointed as the clan head of Ibesikpo clan, and became the paramount ruler of Ibesikpo Asutan L.G.A in 2006. In his traditional capacity, late Edidem Ita Bassey Etuk was appointed by Lt. Col. Yakubu Bako, a former military Administrator of Akwa Ibom State, as the chairman, and Chief Executive officer of Uyo Capital Development Authority, and later as chairman, Akwa Ibom State Task Force/Environmental Protection Agency between 1993 and 1995.
The proclamation ceremony of the late monarch was attended by prominent personalities from Ibesikpo Asutan L.G.A.
By Ekebo Ekanem