The Mission Director of the Living word Pentecostal Church of God, an indigene of Eket Nation in Akwa Ibom State, Apostle Emmanuel Mfon has described insinuation in some quarters that Eket is noted for ill-events apparently due to the killing of his wife by a Pastor who buried her corpse in a shallow grave as well as the death of Pastor Dare Adeboye of Redeemed Christian Church of God. Mfon who described both occurrences in the area as unfortunate said the happening is not peculiar to Eket Nation alone.
Apostle Mfon who acknowledged though that the twin happenings have cast shadow on the people of Eket, said on the contrary that Eket is the cradle of light, development and salvation of souls in the South-South and Niger Delta region courtesy of the early Christian missionary activity in Eket.
And continuing he said Qua Iboe Church was founded by Rev. Samuel Alexander Bill at Ibeno in 1887 now known as the United Evangelical Church with 1,000 congregants and over 2,000,000 members by the Irish missionary which gave Eket the appellation “IDUNG MFIA ENWE” (i.e White Man’s land).
Fielding questions from a LENS Reporter, he wondered why these merchants of misinformation should see Eket Nation in bad light despite God’s benevolence with the establishment of Mobil Oil Producing Company Unlimited which is an economic hub in Oil and gas industry in Nigeria.
He as well mentioned the on going crusade in the Revival Fire Assembly at No. 5 Effiom Usang Street Ikot Ansa Street, Calabar with Bishop (Dr.) Miracle Williams as a guest speaker. He said signs and wonders are happening at the gathering as broken lives are being healed and uplifted to the next level notwithstanding this pandemic era.
By: Archibong Emmanuel