I heartily felicitate with my Lord, the Honourable Justice Ifiok Enebong Ukana on the occasion of his meritorious retirement as a judge of the Akwa Ibom State Judiciary, having clocked the mandatory retirement age of 65 years.
Justice Ukana is greatly admired by his peers and all of us within the entire legal community for his dexterity and uprightness and as one who, throughout his years of service on the Bench, delivered justice without fear or favour. My Lord is also widely noted for his friendly disposition and the respect that he accords to the members of the Bar while carrying out the functions of his office. These and many more are indeed qualities that we will all continue to cherish and remember My Lord for.
As My Lord takes the bow out of service today, I wish him a very happy retirement and I am sure we will have several opportunities to continue to tap from his very rich knowledge bank and years of experience.