By Pat PA Okon
THE Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has sacked Sir Etekamba UMOREN and announced the immediate appointment of Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem as Secretary to State Government.
The appointment, according to a release signed by Mr. Charles Udoh,
Ministry of Information & Strategy, is part of a continuous effort to rejig the governance structure of state which started with the swearing-in of 2 new commissioners less than two months ago.
Dr. Ekuwem, who replaces Sir Umoren, holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering Physics, Masters Degree in Physics, Masters Degree in Electronic & Electrical Engineering (Microcomputer-based Instrumentation and Control Engineering) and a PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Computer-based Instrumentation and Control Engineering).
Until his appointment, Dr. Ekuwem was the Founder and CEO of Teledom Group, a former National President of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) and a former President of Nigeria Internet Group (NIG). He is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Nigerian Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA).
He hails from Ofi Uda in Mbo Local Government Area.
The newly-appointed Secretary to State Government will be sworn-in at 2pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Government House Banquet Hall, Uyo.
The Government of Akwa Ibom State thanks the erstwhile Secretary to State Government Sir Etekemba Umoren for his services to the state and wishes him well in his future endeavours.