The Government of Akwa Ibom State regrets to announce the death of her illustrious son and one-time Governor of old Cross River State, His Excellency, Senator (Chief) Donald Dick Etiebet, OFR.
Chief Etiebet served as Governor of the then Cross River State from October 1, 1983 to December 31, 1983 when a military coup ousted the Second Republic.
Senator Donald Etiebet was a Lawyer and committed patriot, statesman, Community leader and an invaluable asset to our dear State.
As a mark of honour, the State has in consultation with the family fixed the burial date for December 11, 2015 at his Country home of Ikot Ekpuk in Oruk-Anam Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State.
We wish to notify members of the public and sympathizers that Mourning House had since been opened with the proclamation of the death of Senator Etiebet (Akpan Annang of Annang Land) by the President of Afe Nkuku Annang, Obong Cosmas Okon Akpan and Paramount Ruler of Essien Udim Local Government Area.
We urge friends, associates, the political class and sympathizers to kindly join us to bid our elder statesman farewell.
Furthermore, we wish to state that all other burial programmes remain as announced by the family.