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The Akwa Ibom State Government has announced the death of a member of the State Executive Council.

The deceased is Eno Ikpe, the Commissioner for Investment, Commerce and Industry.

Ikpe, a professor, died on November 8 after a protracted illness, the Commissioner for Information in the state, Charles Udoh, said in a statement issued on Friday.

She was from Etinan Local Government Area.

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The State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has directed that the Nigerian flag be flown at half-mast in the state to show respect for the departed commissioner, the statement said.

The government described the late commissioner as “an excellent mixer” and a recipient of various academic awards.

“Our hearts go out to her immediate family and loved ones; and we ask God to grant them the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss,” the government said.

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