The 20 commissioners and two Special Advisers sworn in on Monday by Akwa Ibom state Governor, Udom Emmanuel, have now been assigned portfolios.
According to a statement Tuesday morning by Ekerete Udoh, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Uwemedimo Thomas Nwoko is the state’s new Attorney-General/Commissioner of Justice, Akan Okon is the Commissioner for Finance, Mathew Ekaette is Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, while Ephraim Akparawa Inyang-eyen is Commissioner for Works.
Others are Godwin Ntukude (Commissioner of Transport), Aniekan Akpan (Commissioner of Education), Dominic Ukpong (Commissioner of Health), Uwem Etuk (Commissioner of Lands/Town Planning) and Enobong Uwah (Commissioner of Housing and Urban Renewal).
Iniobong Essien was named Commissioner of Environment and Mineral Resources, while Mr. Aniekan John Umanah is the Commissioner of Information and Communications.
The others are Victor Etim Antai (Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs), Emmanuel Enoidem (Commissioner of Investment, Commerce & Industry), Ekong Sampson (Commissioner of Rural Development), Emmanuel Onwioduokit (Commissioner for Economic Planning and Development), Elizabeth Donald Obot (Commissioner of Science and Technology), and Otuekong Udo Ibiok (Commissioner for Culture and Tourism).
Also appointed are Glory Emmanuel Edet (Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Welfare), Monday Uko (Commissioner of Youths and Sports) and Etido Inyang (Commissioner of Special Duties).
The Special Advisers were also assigned portfolios as follows: Enyinna Ekpenyong (Bureau of Labour, Productivity and Manpower Planning) and Anietie Etuk (Bureau of Political and Legislative Affairs).
The posting, the statement said, takes immediate effect.