Former Chief Of Air Staff, Eduok, Dies Age 74.



A former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok (retd.), and one-time Aviation Minister under the military administration of late General Sani Abacha has died age 74.

He reportedly died on Wednesday evening at the Ibom Multi-Specialty Hospital, Uyo, in Akwa Ibom State, after a long battle with kidney complications.

A statement signed by the Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, said he died of end-stage kidney failure.

The statement read in part, “The Government of Akwa Ibom State hereby formally announces the death of a former Chief of Air Staff and former Minister of Aviation, Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok(Rtd). He died yesterday, 6th January, 2021 in Uyo.

“The information from his doctors indicates that he died of end-stage kidney failure.

“The late elder statesman was a very respected Nigerian and Akwa Ibomite who contributed greatly to the development of our country and state.

“The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, is greatly grieved by the news of his death and extends his condolences to the bereaved family.”

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