The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has raised the Commissioner for agriculture and food sufficiency, Dr. Uduak Udo-Inyang, from his duties.
According to a statement made on Thursday by the Secretary of State to the government, dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, the governor’s directive came into effect immediately.
Governor Emmanuel also directed the Commissioner of Science and Technology, Professor Nse Essien, to immediately assume the duties and functions of dr. Udo-Inyang.
He thanked the former commissioner for his service to the state and wished him good luck in his future efforts.
However, no motivation was declared for the governor’s action.
In a separate statement, dr. Ekuwem also announced that Governor Emmanuel has approved the suspension of the chairman of the state local public services commission, Valentine Attach.
He explained that Attach was suspended for alleged involvement in illegal recruitment to the service.