Ekanem Takes Over As SSG In Akwa Ibom

Source: pointblanknews.com

Governor Godswill Akpabio has announced the appointment of new

Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government.
He is Engr. Nkereuwem Ekanem, immediate past Permanent Secretary,

Ministry of Works, Uyo. He replaces Mr Udom Gabriel Emmanuel who

resigned his appointment last month to contest for the Governorship

position under the platform of PDP in the State.
Engr. Nkereuwem, who is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers

and a holder of M.Sc. in Engineering from United Kingdom, hails from

Nsit Ubium Local Government Area.
Governor Godswill Akpabio who announced this at appointment Saturday

at the St. John Chaplaincy at Government House, Uyo during the

Government House Prayer meeting, said the new SSG would be sworn-in

next week, saying there have been a series of promotions in the State

as reflection of presence of God in all affairs of the State including

the successful commissioning of life-touching projects.

He described the inauguration of Akwa Ibom State International

Stadium, Uyo as spectacular and a sight to behold, and added that God

was at work at the ceremony attended by three Presidents of West

African States.
The Governor who condemned media reports that there was a stampede

that led to death of two persons during the inauguration of the

Stadium, described as uncalled for the editorial of a national

newspaper for a probe of the incidence, saying there was no stampede

at all.
Akpabio who took the first Bible reading from Exodus 14:10-16,

commended the clergymen in the State for their prayers, which he said

have been a source of inspiration for him.
In his homily, the Rev Dr. John Obot of Assemblies of God, Uyo who

preached on the theme, God will make a way for you, said when God made

promise, He would bring it to pass.
Dr. Obot who said God is always alive to make a way for His people,

called on believers to pay the sacrifice of obeying leaders from God,

stressing that there can never be two leaders at a given moment for a

group of people.
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