The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has sacked the Secretary to State Government, Mr Etekamba Umoren.
The state government has therefore announced the immediate appointment of Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem as Secretary to State Government.
A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh on Monday affirms state government’s continuous effort to rejig the structure of state which started with the appointment of two new commissioners less than two months ago.
Dr. Ekuwem; who replaces Sir Etekemba 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 ), NEPZA.
He hails from Ofi Uda in Mbo Local Government.
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.