Gov Emmanuel sacks commissioner | The Nation Nigeria


By Bassey Anthony, Uyo

Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel has dropped from his cabinet the newly appointed Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Uwemedimo Nwoko.

Nwoko, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the current administration, was not reappointed along with three others.

He has been replaced by another SAN, Uko Essien Udom.

This is the third time Emmanuel is rejigging his State Executive Council since assumption of office in 2015.

The governor while swearing in of four newly appointed commissioners and five permanent secretaries at the banquet hall of the Governor’s Office on Monday charged them to put the interest of the state first.

Those sworn-in as Commissioners included: Uko Udom SAN, Dr. John James Edet, Mrs. Idongesit Etiebet and Pastor Umo Eno. The five Permanent Secretaries on the other hand included: Mr. Ini James Ikie, Dr. Ini Jackson Etukudo, Mrs. Esther Aniekan Inyang, Mrs. Grace Paulinus Jim and Mrs. Abasiekeme Victor Essien.

He charged the newly sworn-in commissioners on diligent service in the discharge of their duties, adding that they should shun self-aggrandizement but to work always in the interest of the 7.2 million Akwa Ibom people who they have sworn to serve.

He advised them not to be deterred by criticisms from different quarters but to bring to bear their wealth of experience as expressed in their resume in their contributions towards the success of the Completion Agenda.

”We join all right thinking Akwa Ibom people to congratulate the newly appointees and wish them success in their new offices,” the governor said.


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