By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
As the first term administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel ended on Wednesday, he has expressed appreciation to all his personal aides for their immense contributions to the socio-economic and political development of Akwa Ibom State in the last four years.
The aides whose appointment will end by midnight of today include Senior Special Assistants, Special Assistants, Personal Assistants, Project Supervisors and Protocol Assistants.
In a statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, the Governor noted that the present and future generations of Akwa Ibom people would keep in mind, the selfless services of the crop of aides that worked with him during his first term in office.
Governor Emmanuel in the statement “Prayed the Almighty God to continually bless and guide these men and women in their future endeavours.”
He urged them to always make themselves available to serve the interest of the state, whenever they are called upon.
It would be recalled that as part of his political inclusion agenda, Governor Emmanuel engaged the services of a number of aides across generations, gender and ethnic divides to assist him in the task of governance.
Meanwhile, some of the serving commissioners are panicking over what will befall their fates as Gov Emmanuel has kept to his chest, names of those he will maintain in his second term which commences today.