THE Secretary to the State Government of Akwa Ibom, Mr. Etekamba Umoren has been fired while Mr. Emmanuel Ekuwem has been tipped as his replacement by the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel.
Mr Charles Udoh, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in a statement said the new development is part of the continuous effort to rejig the governance structure of state, which started with the swearing-in of two new commissioners less than two months ago.
The newly appointed SSG will be sworn in at 2pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Government House Banquet Hall, Uyo.
Ekuwem, who replaces Umoren, holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering Physics, Masters Degree in Physics, Masters Degree in Electronic & Electrical Engineering (Microcomputer-based Instrumentation and Control Engineering) and a PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Computer-based Instrumentation and Control Engineering).
Until his appointment, Dr. Ekuwem was the Founder and CEO of Teledom Group, a former National President of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) and a former President of Nigeria Internet Group (NIG).
He is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Nigerian Export Processing Zone Authority, NEPZA.
He hails from Ofi Uda in Mbo Local Government.