The mother of former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, Madam Regina Achi Nentui, who died about one month ago at the age of 90, would be buried in Ikom on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.
A press release made available to our reporter and signed by the former NDDC Chairman, said “The Ndoma-Egba/Nentui Families of Akparabong and Ikom, Cross River State announces the burial arrangements of their mother, grandmother and great grandmother Madam REGINA ACHI NENTUI who died on 1st July 2020 at the age of 90 years.
“MADAM NENTUI will be buried in a very simple ceremony according to her wish on the 4th of August 2020 in Ikom. As a onetime Chairman of old Ikom County Council; (now Ikom, Boki & Etung Local Governments) 1960 – 1963, her remains will make a brief stopover at the Ikom Local Government Headquarters, Ikom before proceeding to the Holy Family Catholic Church, Ikom for a funeral mass. Interment will be a family only event.
“We acknowledge all the condolences and goodwill extended to us by families, friends and the public on the demise of this most remarkable woman.
“In compliance with her wish and extant Government protocols on the Covid-19 pandemic, the burial will be low keyed and devoid of any ceremonies howsoever. There will be no vigil, no reception and no visitations. Condolence visits are put in abeyance until such a time when the families are able to properly celebrate her life.
“We crave the understanding of our friends, well wishers and the public. It is our new normal given the unrelenting corona virus pandemic, and deference to Mama’s wish. On the date of her burial we enjoin all to join us through prayers for the repose of her soul.”
The departed Matriarch of the Ndoma Egba family is survived by three biological sons, Chief Kenneth Effa, a retired Executive Director, Bank of Industry, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba CON, SAN, former Senate Leader and former Chairman, NDDC and Roy Ndoma-Egba a Development Specialist and former Special Adviser in the Cross River State Government.