SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, (THEWILL) – Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Godswill Akpabio has appointed Zenith Bank Executive Director, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, as the new Secretary to the Government of the state, a government statement announced Tuesday.
Emmanuel takes over from Umana Okon Umana, who was forced to resign by Governor Akpabio, after he openly declared his interest in the 2015 governorship race.
“Governor Godswill Akpabio thanks erstwhile Secretary of the State Government, Obong Umana Okon Umana, for his contributions to the “Uncommon Transformation” of the Akwa Ibom State,” the statement added.
THEWILL had yesterday reported that Akpabio had given his embattled SSG two days to resign from office or face sack after his public declaration.
Mr. Udom Emmanuel hails from Onna Local Government Area in Eket Senatorial District.