Pastor Ezekiel Atang Laid To Rest In Uyo Amist Tears

It’s been an emotional Thursday. I joined the good people of Akwa Ibom State to bid farewell to our brother and God’s General- Late Pastor Ezekiel Atang. He was not only a minister of the gospel but also an SME stakeholder in the State.

I met Pastor Ezekiel 10 yrs ago in a far away remote town in Ondo State where I went to do some work with cooperative Societies. I was lodged in a hotel where he also logged and immediately I sighted him at the restaurant area, I recognised him cos I have been watching him on TV, so I walked up to him and greeted him in Ibibio. He was excited to see his town person in that area.

Last year, he floated an Entrepreneurship program to cushion the effect of covid 19 on the business congregation of his church. He invited me along side Tara Durotoye and other development partners to help out. We actually gave our input in the program and he was working to expand it this year.

Pastor Ezekiel, to me was a true representation of Christ: humble, devoid of politics, warm and cheerful, and well grounded in God’s calling. His name was never found among the ungodly or the political ministers. I pray that God will comfort his family, especially his wife, mother and children and his investment in raising godly family will live on.

Esiere, Ete😥

©Lucy Johnson

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