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The meat from the sacrificed animal is considered pious and distributed among friends and family .
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Office of The Secretary to the State Government
his Excellency , Mr Udom Emmanuel , Governor of Akwa Ibom State has approved the appointment of Chairman and Members of Boards and Commissions with immediate effect as follows.
PART- TIME BOARDS
GOVERNING COUNCIL AKWA IBOM STATE POLYTECHNIC ,IKOT OSURUA
1. Dr. (Mrs) Akin Eyakenyi – Chairman
2.Dr ( Mrs) Eno Patrick Ebong- Member
3.Dr I.B Usoroh – Member
4.Dr Samuel Edet – Member
5. Dr Uwendimo Eyo Okon – Member
GOVERNING COUNCIL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION .AFAHA NSIT
1.Mrs. Regina Godwin Ikpatt- Chairman
2. Dr. Enobong Joshua- Member
3.Hon. Vincent George -Member
4. Mr. Blaise Awakama- Member
5. Dr. Samuel Offiong Okurebia- Member
6. Obonganwan Marsh Abia- Member
FULL- TIME BOARDS
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE COMMISSION
1.Sir. Val Attach – Chairman
2. Rt. Hon Nsikak Ebong- Member
3. Hon. Ufot Sunday- Member
4. Mr Ekpuk Eshiet- Member
5. Emmanuel Justus Ntuk- Member
6. Hon. Godwin Ekpo -Member
JUDICIARY SERVICE COMMISSION
1.His Lordship Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom State
2.Hon. Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice
3. Barr. Bassey Dan Abia (Jnr)- Member
4. Hon. Aniekan Okon Akpan- Member
5.Mrs. Itoro Etim – Member
6. Barr.Edet Atadav- Member
AKWA IBOM STATE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
1. Mr. Sunny Akpadiaha -Chairman
2. Hon. Ekpedeme Akpa- Member
3. Hon .Iboro Udom – Member
4. Hon. Bassey Eyibo Essien – Member
5 Mrs. Kenim Onofiok – Member
STATE SECONDARY EDUCATION BOARD
1.Hon. Imoh Udobia – Chairman
2.Mr. Miochal Akpan – Member
3.Hon. Dan James Adasi- Member
4.Arc. Aniefiok Smith- Member
5. Arc. Aniefiok Smith- Member
6. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education Member
STATE UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION BOARD
1.Prof. Maria Ikorok – Chairman
2. Bernard Duncanv- Member
3. Otuekong Raphael Bassey- Member
4. Director Representing Ministry of Education Ex- Officio
5. Director representing Ministry of Justice Ex-officio Member
6. Director representing Ministry of local Government and Chieftaincy Affair- Ex Officio Member
STATE TECHNICAL SCHOOLS BOARD
1.Barr. Comfort Etuk – Chairman
2. Hon. George Henshaw – Member
3. Obongawan Lovinah Umoefa – Member
4. Hon Biatus Udofia- Member
5. Mrs Mboho Udofit – Member
ASSEMBLY SERVICES COMMISSION
1. Bishop Anwana Unwanta- Member
2.Hon. Uno Etim Uno – Membet
3. Mrs. Essien Ubeng – Member
4. Madam Ebiere Etukudo – Member
5. Mr. Francis INYANG – Member
These appointments constitute the first phase of Boards appointment , the second phase will be announced in due course
Sir Etekamba Umoren
Secretary to the State Government
Photo by Francis Xavier
by Utibe Udo
In I986, Mr Sam Eyo published a book, The Road to Bar Beach, I had long forgotten this beautiful book until I travelled to Aba yesterday .As we battled through the flood , navigated through the thick forest and resultant traffic. I never waited to be told that I was already con the road to bar beach.
The deplorable state of federal roads in the South South and South East , especially Ikot Ekpene – Aba Road and Calabar – Itu road is the neglect snubbism and insensitivity of some terribly masquerading people in government we have seen over the years.Professor China Achebe in one of his celebrated books The Trouble with Nigeria said , That the Trouble with Nigeria is (poor ) Leadership.
My experience yesterday along Ikot Ekpene -Aba road was hellish , better to be told than experienced , the clock ,struck 9 pm . we were still at Aba navigating through the thick dark forest, praying with sealed lips and enduring the mercy – go – round journey with hope of landing Ikot Ekpene, the raffia city ,truly my prayer through out that terrible journey was,” though I walk through the shadow of death , I shall fear no evil…”
In the end,we had to battle through the flood and the resultant traffic ,Once we landed the raffia City ,Ikot Ekpene , sure , I knew that I had return from the Road to Bar Breach.
I was not outside this country Nigeria , a country so rich and economically powerful but such where her federal roads usher in innocent passages to worse on their Democratic government a government that does not recognise the common people who are indeed to them the very fantastic and glaring objects of exploitation and abuses.
What we have had over the years have been this stage of hypocrisy on the society that knows only the rich , the smart and the fast . those who came into power through prebendalism and godfatherism . What we all democracy in Nigeria is without correct definition, far from Abraham Lincoln views of government of the by people by the people and for the people, where a people are disconnected as a result of bad road is democracy well expressed? Where the basic needs of people are ignored is democracy well expressed?
The thrust of this was to bring to government attention the need to look into the deplorable state of federal roads in Nigeria , There is no industrialization without good roads!
Udo Utibe,A contemporary Writer ,a Poet , an Author of many Books and The former National Coordinator Annang Heritage Preservation Incoperated (AHPI) Wrote from Essien Udim .
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