Former Leader of Nigeria’s Senate, Victor Ndoma-Egba, this past Wednesday, July 1, 2020, lost his mother, Madam Regina Achi Nentui. She was 90 years old.
On his verified Facebook page, Ndoma-Egba wrote that: “She was among the first women from old Ikom (now Ikom, Boki and Etung Local Government Areas) of Cross River State to receive western education . She spent many years as a teacher with the Roman Catholic Mission before transferring to the Civil Service of the then South Eastern State (now Cross River and Akwa Ibom States) in 1968 during the Nigerian Civil War as a social worker. She established the Remand Home in Ogoja.”
“She retired in 1991 to a quiet life in Ikom, her home town, busying herself with Roman Catholic Church activities, community service and farming. She is survived by three biological sons, Chief Kenneth Effa, a retired Executive Director, Bank of Industry, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba CON, SAN, former Senate Leader and former Chairman, NDDC and Roy Ndoma-Egba a Development Specialist and former Special Adviser in the Cross River State Government, many grand children and great grand children. Her step children include Professor Rowland Ndoma-Egba, the entire Ndoma-Egba clan and many more.”
“Remarkably, she was elected as Chairman of the then Ikom County Council (now Ikom, Boki and Etung Local Governments) on the platform of the defunct NCNC and served as such from 1960-1963, making her the first female Chairman of a County Council (now Local Government) in the defunct Eastern Region of Nigeria, and indeed, the entire Country.”
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