Former military administrator of Akwa Ibom State as well as the current Chairman of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga, reported dead in the hospital.
This news has been verified by a family source on Thursday the 24 December 2020.
He related to the Channels TV reporter that Idongesit Nkanga, who is aged 68, is dead due to complications believed to be COVID-19 related on 24 December 2020, Christmas Eve.
Idongesit Nkanga was a former military administrator of Akwa Ibom State from September 1990 to January 1992, during the regime of former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida.
He retired as an Air Commodore in the Nigerian Air Force.
In May 2001, he became a member of the board of the Cooperative Development Bank before he emerged as the governorship candidate of the defunct Nigeria Democratic Party (NDP) in the 2003 general elections.
Nkanga was later appointed as the Chairman of the Akwa Ibom Airport Implementation Committee in 2007 and became a member of the South-South Elders and Leaders’ Forum in January 2010.
He was also appointed as the director-general for the campaign organisation of former Governor Godswill Akpabio in 2011, as well as the Director-General for Governor Udom Emmanuel’s Campaign Organisation in 2015 and 2019 respectively
As the chairman of PANDEF, Nkanga was vocal in the campaign for the restructuring of Nigeria and the development of the country’s Niger Delta region.
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