The Gabriel Nkanang family in Awa Iman, Onna Local Government Area, has floated a N10 Million Education Foundation for indigent students of Awa Iman community Code-named: Nkanang Foundation, the initiative aimed at achieving mass literacy, propel and encourage youths of the community to pursue education to better their lives, is part of the gesture to immortalize the late Gabriel Nkanang, an educational icon and father of Gov Udom Emmanuel, whose remains were committed to mother-earth recently.
Announcing the commencement of the foundation on behalf of the family, the eldest son to the deceased, Mr Gabriel Nkanang, stated that the gesture was in remembrance of their father, the late Nkanang, who was a "paragon of everything that represents excellence.â€
He added that it was the decision of the family to honour him as a patriarch and a life patron of Awa Students Worldwide Union.
"Today my dad is no more and as a mark of honour to him as worldwide president and life patron of Awa Students Union we want to merge our mother's foundation; we want to institute a combined educational foundation for this church called the Nkanang Foundation,â€ he said.
In his homily tagged: How Can I Thank this God Enough, drawn from Psalm: 116:12, the resident pastor, Rev. Umoh Umoh, admonished Christians to spend their time in appreciation and thanksgiving to God, noting that in the life and times of the late Nkanang, his achievements were possible because of God's grace upon his life.
The thanksgiving service attracted dignitaries across political parties, private sector, social groups and religious leaders.