The ex-vice chancellor of  University of Uyo announced the death of his beloved mother on Thursday August 15,2019 on his official facebook page:

“It is with deep sadness and a profound sense of loss that I announce the death of my mother, Mrs. Affiong Ekpo (née Udosen) who passed away on Monday August 12, 2019. Please keep my family and I in your prayers as we plan to give Mama a befitting funeral. May her soul rest in perfect peace. Amen”