New AK Information Boss assures on Improved Communication Service

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The newly appointed Commissioner for Information and Communications in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Aniekan Umanah has resumed office with a pledge to ensuring timely and qualitative information services in the State.

Speaking after being conducted round communication facilities in the ministry, the Commissioner pledged to deploy better information and communication tools, for real time online video posting and media tracking.

While thanking God for making him to be part of Akpabio's administration once again, he expressed loyalty and strong belief in the vision of Governor Akpabio to transform the State for the better.

Mr. Umanah stated that his vision for the ministry of Information is not different from that of the administration of Chief Godswill Akpabio which is to turn the state around from a pedestrian state to a preferred destination in the gulf of guinea.

He stressed that the government of Chief Godswill Akpabio has a vision  to industrialized the state and make it an industrial hub in sub-Sahara Africa in his second term and therefore called on all and sundry to support the government to make this dream a reality.

Maintaining his readiness to upgrade and harmonise the information machinery of the State, he promised to provide capacity training for information officers in his ministry.

He said that the job is now more demanding and as such all the staff should sit up and contribute to the success of the ministry, through a robust approach to service delivery.

Responding, the Director of Information in the Ministry, Mr. Victor Ekpo thanked God for bringing back Mr. Aniekan Umanah as Commissioner in the Ministry. He described the Commissioner as a square peck in a square hole whose sterling attributes of hard work, dexterity and total commitment is worth emulating.

He promised the loyalty of the staff not only to the administration of Godswill Akpabio but also to the commissioner to achieve his vision in the ministry

Among those who received the commissioner were Director for Administration, Barr Udoma Udofia; Director of Technical Services, Mr. Inyang Jameson; Director of Accounts, Mr. John Philips and other staff in the ministry.

Meanwhile the people of Abak Local Government area have expressed joy over the re-appointment of their son Mr. Aniekan Umanah as the Commissioner for Information and Communications in the state.

At a reception in his country home in Abak, a large crowd of people trouped down to pay loyalty and solidarity to the commissioner over his re-appointment.

The people who expressed their support to the administration of Governor Godswill Akpabio, said that they were proud of the effective representation of the area on the State executive council, through Mr. Umanah.

Speaking, the Commissioner for Information urged the people of Abak to take advantage of the administration of Chief Godswill Akpabio's second term by embracing the free and compulsory education policy of the government. He said if this is done, illiteracy will be the thing of the past.

Mr. Umanah assured that there is no going back on the administration's plan to establish one industry each in every local government area of the state, and urged the people to identify which industry to be sited in their domain to enhance the development of the area.