OKU, Ekei Essien

retired Librarian, born January 1, 1924, Calabar, Cross River State; married Chief Essien Oku 1956, one son, two daughters; Education: Hope Waddell Training Institution, Calabar, 1935-36; Saint George's School, Egwanga, Opobo, 1937-38; Ovim Girls' School, Ovim, 1939-41; Queen's College, Lagos, 1942-46; North-Western Polytechnic, London, 1951-53; Career: Appointed Chief Librarian, Lagos City Council Library Services, 1955-69; Chief Librarian, The Cross River State (previously South- Eastern State), 1969-84; pensioneer till date; associate, Chartered Librarian of the British Librarian Association, 1953; Traditional Titles: Ada-Idaha-Ke-Efik-Eburutu, 1984; Publication: The Kings and Chiefs of Old Calabar, Glad tidings Press, Calabar, 1989; Hobbies: writing, reading, church work; Home: 3, Diamond Lane, Diamond Hill, P.O. Box 256, Calabar; Telephone: (087) 232-784.
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