Hon. Onofiok Luke pays last respect to his school Principal
Today 12 October 2019, the Member representing Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium Federal Constituency Hon Onofiok Luke attended the funeral service and interment of Late Nkereuwem Okon Mkpenie in Abia Okpo Ikot Essien in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area.
Late Mkpenie was the Principal at Lutheran High School Obot Idim when Hon. Luke was a student of the institution. The Lawmaker said he holds the deceased a debt of gratitude for the role he played in his life in his student days.
He recalled how he had almost lost it, until the unforgettable Reformatory Triangle experience. At the verge of being dismissed from Lutheran High School, Obot Idim , Late Mkpenie told his mother that the only way young Onofiok will be readmitted into the school was to be given 12 strokes of cain at the Reformatory Triangle before other students. His mother accepted the demand and also went on to give him her own 12 strokes to make it 24. Young Onofiok Luke arose from there to set academic records for himself.
Hon. Luke said that but for that action of his Principal, he would probably had lost focus in life. In a very emotional tribute, the Federal Lawmaker poured enconium of the departed Mkpenie.
Media Aide to Member representing Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium Federal Constituency