Ekanem Takes Over As SSG In Akwa Ibom
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
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
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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