Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has reshuffled his cabinet with 8 new entrants comprising seven Commissioners and a Special Adviser. In the new dispensation, Professor. Eno James Ibanga, takes charge of the Ministry of Works; Mr. Frank Archibong, oversees the Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs ; Prof. Augustine Vincent Umoh is the Commissioner for Health while Dr. Ini Adiakpan heads the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare.
Others are Mrs. Enobong Mbobo, Commissioner of Education; Barr. Ini Emembong Essien, Commissioner of Information and Strategy; Dr. Imo Moffat, Commisioner of Science and Technology , the only Special Adviser , Mr. Amanam Nkanga, heads Bureau of Political and Social Re-Orientation.
Administering Oath of Office to the newly appointed state Executive Council members at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Uyo, Governor Emmanuel charged the appointees to be innovative and responsive to the dictates of the challenging times in which they have come to serve.
He emphasised that commitment towards service delivery should be their watch word and particularly expressed appreciation to the cabinet members who have been relived of their appointment as well as the serving members for their contributions towards the success of his administration.
we are poised, we are charged to deliver on all fronts, this is the era of creativity, ideas and imagination, you need to open your mind to see what you can do. You’re coming at a very challenging time, post COVID-19 has changed the world, so the way we do things and our thought process must also change, what will make a difference is prayers, pray to God to give you knowledge and wisdom not to fail the people, you must achieve a purpose and you must represent your people well
Governor Emmanuel urged the cabinet members to unravel programmes that will directly revitalised the economy especially investments in agriculture rather than dissipating energies on politiking and announced government intention to set up agro processing companies as soon as international routes are open .
The Governor sued for moral support for the new appointees, stressing that they should be complimented rather than criticising to enable them succeed in their endeavours.“we need your support, we need your prayers, everybody will have a role to play so give these people a chance, give them advice, you don’t need to criticize them in the social media we have only one state no human is perfect, everyone survives on one another. Let your strength support the weakness of your brother in order for him to succeed”,he advised .