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Gov. Umo Eno Directs Recruitment of 100 Safety Officers into State Civil Service 

…Inaugurates Two New Boards

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno has directed the immediate recruitment of 100 safety officers into the State Civil Service to help implement safety measures in the different government facilities.

The Governor gave the directive at the inauguration of the boards of Akwa Ibom State Investment Corporation (AKICORP) and the Infrastructure and Assets Management and Maintenance Agency held at the State Executive Chambers, Government House, Uyo.

He noted that there was need to show safety consciousness in all meetings as well as safety briefings to avert avoidable occurrences.

Governor Eno stressed that the AKICORP as well as Infrastructure and Assets Management and Maintenance Agency Boards so inaugurated were not political boards but professional boards and members were selected based on competence.

The State Chief Executive noted that he was determined to ensuring that AKICORP goes back to its original vision of its establishment, stressing that any State government’s investments not captured by AKICORP would be presumed to be non-existent.

He maintained that the industrial park will be made functional and urged members of the AKICORP board to hit the ground running and get investors across the globe to the State especially given the State’s peaceful, and business- friendly atmosphere.

Governor Eno noted that the State has assets in different parts of the globe and directed the Infrastructure and Assets Management and Maintenance Agency to take inventory of the State assets and work out modalities to ensure proper management and maintenance.

He expressed dissatisfaction with the current state of State’s assets in Lagos and Abuja and assured that measures have been put in place to change the narrative.

The Governor further directed the Head of Civil Service, Elder Effiong Essien to conduct a full staff audit of the State public servants including those in Abuja and Lagos and to ensure deployment where necessary.

He disclosed that to stimulate all sectors of the State towards full actualisation of the ARISE Agenda, boards will be desolved in few weeks and inaugurated accordingly.

In further demonstration of his detribalised disposition, he said the recruitment of safety officers as well as any other category of staff should be all inclusive and not tilted towards any particular tribe or ethnic group.

According to him, the State is one, and any form of recruitment must have a fair representation of the State and most especially on grounds of competence.

He congratulated board members and expressed the hope that they will bring their individual and diverse experiences to bare in the execution of their assignments.

The members of AKICORP Board include; Obong Ide Owodiong-Idemeko (Chairman), Pastor Imoabasi Jacob (Managing Director), Barr. Ben Udowa (Executive Director) Pastor Godwin Ukwat (Executive Director) and Mr. Idorenyen Enang, Non Executive Director (OPS).

Other members include; Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Commissioners for finance, Investment, Lands, Economic Development, and Agriculture.

The Infrastructure and Assets Management and Maintenance Agency has Elder Udo Sam Umoatan (Chairma) Prof. Comfort Etok, Mr. Joshua Ndon Ikpe, Permanent Secretary Office of the Secretary to the State Government, Permanent Secretary/Accountant General, State Director of Fire Service, and Barr. Victor Bob as Secretary/Legal Adviser.

Source: Inside Akwa Ibom

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