Akwa Ibom govt announces appointment of SSG, Chief Press Secretary




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UYO – Gov., Mr Udom Emmanuel, has announced the appointment of the immediate-past Chief of Staff, House, Mr Etekamba Umoren, as the Secretary to State Government (SSG).
This is contained in a issued in Uyo on Monday, signed by the Governor’s Senior Special Assistant (Media) and Chief Press Secretary, Mr Ekerete Udoh.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Udoh’s appointment as the new spokesperson for the Governor part of the statement.
The disclosed that Umoren, who is a retired Permanent Secretary in the state, is a graduate of the and a Knight of the Methodist Church.
The Chief Press Secretary holds a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, besides his first degree in Politics and Journalism.
He has spent over 28 years in journalism, during which he served as a columnist in Sunday Concord and ThisDay Newspapers, as well as an Editor of Hints Magazine.
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The state Auditor-General for Local Government, Mr Bassey Umoh, also announced as the new Permanent Secretary, Governor’s Office, the said.
Other appointees are: Mr Edmond Uffang as Protocol Chief, Pastor Daniel Akwatang as Special Assistant on Religious Affairs and Mr Aniekpeno Mkpanang as Permanent Secretary, Special Services Department.
The explained that the governor, who a seasoned banker before venturing into politics on the platform of the PDP, is now chairman, of the state’s Finance and General Purposes Committee. (NAN)

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