By Emmanuel Almand Paragon Mbong

The impeccable and towering credentials of the immediate past Commissioner of Health in Akwa Ibom State, Dr Dominic Inyang Ukpong was again brought to the fore yesterday during this year’s Pentecost service held at the Victory Cathedral, Edet Akpan Avenue, Uyo.

The first medical doctor of Okon Eket geopolitical zone was among array of names singled out for more honours and garlands alongside other eminent personalities by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria ( PFN ), Akwa Ibom State.

According to the State Chairman of PFN, Bishop ( Dr ) Emmanuel Etim, the erudite and affable medical practitioner made the final cut in bagging the excellent service award owing to his philanthropic services to humanity. Live for others is worthful life.

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word―excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. Dr Dominic Ukpong is indeed a replica of this. His will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach his full potentials, are the keys that unlock the door to his personal excellence.

The strength of his numerous achievements is rooted in the depth of his passion. In his acceptance speech, the Honorary Special Adviser on Health Matters and Head of COVID 19, gave kudos first to the Almighty God and then to his amiable boss, Governor Udom Emmanuel for offering him the much needed platform to raise this banner of excellence.

” Governor Udom Emmanuel leads with brilliance. He stands out by the nature of his commitment and the integrity of his character. He is a peak performer and also sets the pace in making a big difference in governance ” He further eulogised his boss..

Pentecost , also called Whitsunday is celebrated on Sunday that falls on the 50th day of Easter and this year’s edition, was celebrated across the Christendom yesterday.

Other awardees in the same category included Senators Bassey Albert and and Akon Eyakenyi, Rt Hon Onofiok Luke, Architect Ezekiel Nyaetok, Mr Effiong Akwa, Mr Umana Okon Umana, Mr Akan Okon ,Bishop Senator Helen Esuene, Engineer Etido Inyang, Dr Nathaniel Adiahakpan, Pastor Anietie Ukpe, among others.

Prayers were offered for our country, Nigeria, Akwa Ibom State, the family, the church and the organization by different God’s generals prominent among whom were Rev Ntia I Ntia, Bishop Moswills Umoh, Bishop Emmah Isong.

Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria is a voluntary fellowship of pentecostal christian churches and organisations, which believe in and practice the FULL GOSPEL MESSAGE (Acts Chapter 2), in an independent and autonomous christian fellowship.

PFN is the umbrella body which coordinates the activities of Pentecostal, Evangelical and Charismatic Ministries, Churches and Associations, for the purpose of unity as underlined by the prayer of the Lord Jesus in John 17. PFN is an affiliate of the Christian Association of Nigeria and has its motto as ” We ought also to love one another” (1 John 4 : 11)

By Linda Oyedepo

Linda Oyedepo is the social news correspondent at She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Linguistics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She also has held a professional degree in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism, Nigeria. She is a social media enthusiast and a fan of the new media. She resides in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

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