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Udom tasks new commissioners, others on commitment

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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, yesterday, charged the newly sworn-in Commissioners to be committed and diligent in the discharge of their duties.

He urged them to shun excessive quest for money and work in the interest of Akwa Ibom people, who they have sworn to serve.

Udom gave the charge at Government House, Uyo, during the inauguration of four commissioners and five permanent secretaries, noting that they were engaged to boost the completion agenda of his administration.

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He advised the commissioners not to be deterred by criticisms, but to bring their wealth of experience to bear as expressed in their résumés in which they highlighted their contributions towards the success of the completion agenda.

The governor congratulated the commissioners and permanent secretaries, urging those who could not make it as permanent secretaries to wait for another opportunity stressing that it would not be proper to appoint a 21st century permanent secretary who still operated like a 19th century public officer.

The new commissioners are, Uko Udom, Dr. John James Edet, Mrs. Idongesit Etiebet and Umo Eno, while the permanent secretaries are Ini James Ikie, Dr. Ini Jackson Etukudo, Esther Aniekan Inyang, Grace Paulinus Jim and Abasiekeme Victor Essien.

Meanwhile, the governor approved the creation of a new Ministry of Power and Petroleum Development. The ministerial portfolios are: Akan Okon (Economic Development and Ibom Deep Seaport), Umo Bassey Eno (Lands & Water Resources), Uko Essien Udom (Justice & Attorney General) and Monday Ebong Uko (Youth & Sports).

Others are, Nsikan Linus Nkan (Finance), Okpolupm Ikpong Etteh (Special Duties), Charles Udoh (Environment), Orman Esin (Culture and Tourism), Dr. Glory Edet- (Agriculture) and Prince Ukpong Akpabio (Trade and Investments), among others.

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