Brigadier General Anthony Ukpo who served as Minister of Information and Culture and River State Ministry Administrator respectively during General Ibrahim Babagida’s regime is dead.
General Anthony Ukpo was reported to have died on Monday morning in his Arsi Ukpo Hospital located along Mary Slessor Avenue close to the University of Calabar.
In an anonymous source, it was said that the Late Retired Army General had been feeling sick for some time and was receiving treatments not until his pass-on.
It was reported that the Deceased was rushed to the hospital on Sunday night, September 5th, 2021, and was confirmed dead the following morning.
The two brothers of the deceased had also died few months ago and this has left many people with shock and dismay.
However, people have been sending condolence notes to console the family.
It was disclosed that the Late General Ukpo’s body is still in the morgue awaiting directives from the Family of the deceased.
General Anthony Ukpo was born in Okpama, Northern Cross River State in July 1947.
He was one of the Army Generals who worked with General Babagida’s to topple General Buhari-Idiagbon Jumta in 1985.
Between 1986 to 1992, he served as Minister of Information and Culture and River State Governor.
He celebrated his 70th birthday 3 years ago, which was funfair and exhilarating.
Late General Ukpo was a contributor to the national development and unity of the nation.
He was said to have served Nigeria assiduously and effectively during his time in governance and after.