By Nsidibe Akpan
The newly appointed Commissioner for Labour and Manpower Planning, Mr Aniefiok Isaac Nkom on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, resumed work in the Ministry located at the State Secretariat Annex.
In a brief meeting with the Permanent Secretary and Heads of Directorates of the Ministry, the Commissioner thanked the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel for finding him worthy to serve.
Nkom also thanked the staff for holding brief in the absence of the immediate past Commissioner, Pastor Sunday Ibuot and for ensuring the smooth running of the ministry.
While calling for support and cooperation from the staff, he charged them to be proactive in their duties and work towards actualizing the completion agenda of Governor Udom Emmanuel.
He called for a positive mindset by the management and staff to work assiduously to achieve the key mandate of the ministry.
Responding on behalf of the management staff, the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Mark Umoh, commended the new Commissioner for being proactive by showing readiness to work with the management and entire staff of the ministry.
Umoh stated that the staff will ‘think out of the box’ to achieve results and will cooperate to ensure the Commissioner succeeds in his administration.
The new Commissioner in his role will seek to achieve industrial harmony and improved productivity for workers which are the core policy thrust of the ministry and to also enhance employment generation, wealth creation in the state to meet global standards.
On his first official assignment, the Honourable Commissioner will be in attendance at the Foundation Laying Ceremony for the Trade Union Congress (TUC) State Secretariat on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.
The meeting had in attendance: the Director of Administration/Supplies, Sunday Umanah; Head of Department of Labour, Glory Essien; Head of Department of Productivity, Offiong Ekpenyong; Planning, Research and Statistics(PRS), Emmanuel Benson; Accountant, Comfort Emmanuel; Head of Manpower Planning, Uduak Idiong and Information Officer, Ephraim Okpongette.