Tribute to Late General Akpan

The entire NUGA (Nigerian UK Golfing Association) family are saddened by the sudden exit of our beloved friend, father, golf mate and mentor, our dear General Edet Akpan who departed this world on  Friday the 15th of May 2020.


General Akpan – a  retired Army General, politician, educationist, Community Leader, former DG of the NYSC and Politician was above all a consummate  golfer and friend of our association.


In this moment of deep sorry and anguish – we remember an affable gentleman with his broad welcoming smiles and perfect guest with no pressures of demand or expectations. As a host, he was lavish with his limitless generosity of time and materials.


General Akpan was a regular presence in all our NUGA International events and  my only recollection of his absence was when he fell in on his way to our event. At his beloved Ibom Golf Club, he was always there for us during our biannual Home Coming trips.


On behalf of the NUGA family, I extend our heart felt condolences to his family, Members of the Ibom GC and the people of Akwa Ibom State for the loss of our officer and Gentleman.


May his gentle Soul rest in eternal peace.


Dr William Akpala


NUGA President