A former Military Administrator of Akwa Ibom State, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga, has died at the age of 68.
Naija News reports that Nkanga, Chairman of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) died of COVID-19 complications on Thursday, December 24, 2020.
He was appointed the former military administrator of Akwa Ibom by former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida and served the state from September 1990 to January 1992.
The People Democratic Party, PDP, Chieftain was the governorship candidate of the defunct Nigeria Democratic Party (NDP) in the 2003 general elections.
He was 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.
In May 2001, he became a member of the board of the Cooperative Development Bank and was later appointed as the Chairman of the Akwa Ibom Airport Implementation Committee in 2007. He was also appointed as a member of the South-South Elders and Leaders’ Forum in January 2010.