The former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Akwa Ibom State, Rt. Hon. Victor Antai has attributed the many successes he recorded while in office to the contributions made by the late Dr Uwa Usen, one of Nigeria’s outstanding sculptor, late Dr Uwa Usen.
Antai revealed this on Tuesday when he paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Dr Uwa Usen.
“About 70% of the successes I recorded during my days as the tourism commissioner in Akwa Ibom State could be attributed to Dr Uwah Usen. I am broken because we have lost a man who never used financial inducement for any work he did. He should be celebrated”, Antai stated.
Rt. Hon. Victor Antai broke into uncontrollable tears while consoling the family of late Dr. Uwa Usen when he took to memory lane on the many achievements that late Dr. Usen helped him accomplish as a serving commissioner. He pledged his support to the family and prayed God to give them the fortitude to bear the untimely loss.
At the deceased compound, the erstwhile Commissioner was received by the immediate family of the departed artist. Antai said the news of Dr Usen’s death came to him as a shock and prayed the almighty to grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Usen, a sculptor and academic was the curator, Usoro Uso 2017 and the artistic director, Orange September and Ukapisua, brain behind the design and construction of the Music Trucks.
He will be buried in Uyo on Friday 21st August 2020.