The stakes, intrigues and political dynamics that will shape the politics of 2019 were, again, unfolded on Monday, January16, 2017, when Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State relieved his indefatigable Secretary to State Government (SSG), Sir Etekamba Umoren, of his duty.
The Governor thanked Sir Umoren for his services to the state and wished him well in his future endeavours.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Charles Udoh, which announced the development and the immediate appointment of Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem as Secretary to Akwa Ibom State Government (SSG), said “This appointment is part of a continuous effort to rejig the governance structure of state which started with the swearing-in of two new commissioners less than two months ago.”
Until his appointment, Dr. Ekuwem, a native of Ofi Uda in Mbo Local Government Area, 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).
The state further said “He is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Nigerian Export Processing Zone Authority ( NEPZA ), 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).”