Akwa Ibom Govt Assigns Portfolios to 14 Old, 8 New Commissioners, Special Advisers

Gov Udom, Frank Archibong
Gov Udom, Frank Archibong

The Akwa Ibom State Executive Council has been refreshed with assignments and re-assignments of portfolios to 14 old and eight new hands to drive the Completion Agenda of Governor Udom Emmanuel.

Of the 22 members, 12 have retained their portfolios, two re-assigned and eight new hands have been assigned portfolios in the revitalised excutive council.

The Commissioners who have retained their portfolios include Mr. Akan Okon- Ministry of Economic Development and Ibom Deep Seaport; Arc. Ime Ekpo, Lands and Water Resources; Uwemedimo Nwoko, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice; Sir Monday Ebong Uko, Youths and Sports; Nsikan Linus Nkan, Finance; and Okpolupm Ikpong Etteh, Special Duties.

Others are Orman Esin, Culture and Tourism; Dr. Glory Edet, Agricultrue; Prince Ukpong Akpabio, Trade and Industries; Hon. Uno Etim Uno, Transport and Solid Minerals; Otuekong Raphael Bassey, Housing; while Mrs Ekemini David Umoh is still Special Adviser incharge of Bureau of Rural Development and Cooperative.

Mr. Charles Udoh was moved from Information and Strategy to Environment and Petroleum Resources while Pastor Sunday Ekanem Ibuot was moved from Bureau of Political and Legislative Affairs to Labour and Manpower Planning.

The new Commissioners include Professor Eno James Ibanga, Works and Fire Service; Hon. Frank Archibong, Local Government and Chietaincy Affairs; Prof. Augustine Umoh takes charge of Health; Dr. Ini Adiakpan oversees Women Affairs and Social Welfare; and Mrs. Enobong UdemeAbasi Mbobo handles Education.

Others are Mr. Ini Emembong Essien who is assigned Information and Strategy; Dr. Imo Moffat supervises Science and Technology while Elder Amanam Nkanga goes to Political and Legislative Affairs.

The new Commissioners and Special Advisers were sworn in by Governor Udom Emmanuel this afternoon at the State Banquet Hall.

A press release signed by Dr. Emmnauel Ekuwem, Secretary to the State Government on Monday says the postings take immediate effect in the continuous drive to strengthen the organs of government for actualisation Governor Emmanuel’s Completion Agenda.