Let’s Take A Cue From His Investment Philosophy – Archibong Mourns General Ukpo

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By CrossRiverWatch Admin

The remains of a former military Governor of Rivers State, Brig. Gen. Anthony Ukpo was on Saturday laid to rest at his native Okpoma, Yala Local Government Area with many calling for Nigerians to emulate his investment strategy.

Ukpo, who passed away on September 6, 2021 invested in the hospitality and medical sectors in Cross River and, the Chancellor of the Arthur Jarvis University, Akpabuyo, Sir Arthur Jarvis Archibong says emulating his business acumen, will bring the needed development in Cross River State.

“Many recall General Ukpo for different things, but for me, he remained more than a friend of my family as his style of bringing development to Cross River via investments in critical areas is a model that I have always admired,” read a statement issued by Archibong on Saturday morning.

The late General was a member of the Governing Council of the Arthur Jarvis University, Akpabuyo which is the first private varsity in Cross River State. And, Archibong said Ukpo’s commitment to manpower development and solution oriented investment is worthy of emulation.

“While many got caught in the web of the perception that Cross River is a civil service State, General Ukpo decided to take the bull by the horn and site investments that have not just contributed to the local economy, they have also attracted medical and fun seeking tourists.

“His commitment towards the economic development of Cross River State should serve as a wake up call for Cross Riverians far and wide to look back home and tap into the potentials of the virgin markets available in the agro, petrochemical, technological, creative, medical and educational sectors as the only way to ensure a sustainable development plan for our dear State,” Archibong said.

The remains of late Brig. Gen. Anthony Ukpo in his native Okpoma, Yala Local Government Area earlier today
The remains of late Brig. Gen. Anthony Ukpo in his native Okpoma, Yala Local Government Area earlier today

He consoled the General’s immediate family as well as the Ukpo’s “during this difficult and trying time,” and prayed that the Almighty grant them the fortitude to bear “this irreparable loss.”

It will be recalled that General Ukpo’s brother, Engr. Emmanuel Ukpo passed away on August 30th and has since been buried while his sister, Madam Lelia Udeozo passed away on August 24th and will be buried on October 8, in Awka, Anambra State.

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