Ini Billie, Uyo
The Akwa Ibom State Governor Pastor Umo Eno has appointed 368 personal assistants to serve in his administration.
The aides who were picked from each ward across the 31 local government areas of the state are in addition to about 30 already existing aides earlier appointed at the dawn of his tenure.
According to Prince Enobong Uwah, Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government, the appointment takes immediate effect from today, October 1, 2023, adding that the appointees would be sworn-in on Monday, October 2nd.
In a press release signed by Uwah during the weekend in Uyo, he stated that the appointment was in fulfilment of Governor Eno’s promise of ensuring grassroots involvement in governance.
“In fulfilment of his promise of ensuring grassroots involvement in governance, Governor of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency Pastor Umo Eno has appointed 372 personal aides to serve in his administration, one from each ward in the state,” he said.
At the inception of his administration, Governor Umo Eno had said he would take governance to the grassroot and urged his commissioners to always visit and liaise closely with people in their local government areas.
Besides, one of the key focus of his ARISE agenda is rural development.