Ibiono Ibom Unity Forum (IIUF), one of the Frontline sociopolitical groups in Akwa Ibom State has lauded Governor Udom Emmanuel for reappointing one of them, Dr. Iniobong Essien as Commissioner for Science and Technology in the state.
In a statement signed by the National President, Mr. Christian Akpan, the group noted that the reappointment of Dr. Essien into the State Executive Council as Commissioner in charge of Science and Technology is a clear indication that he performed creditably in his last assignment as Commissioner for Environment and Solid Minerals.
The statement the performance of Dr Essien in the past Exco, especially in the introduction of the monthly general sanitation, leading the fight against erosion menace and development of geoscientific data on Solid Minerals in the state.
“The reappointment of our son, Dr. Iniobong Essien didn’t come to us in Ibiono Ibom as a surprise because of his proven track record and antecedents over the years. Dr. Essien is one of the ardent supporters and strong believer of Governor Udom Emmanuel, that’s why in the just concluded election, he aligned with his people to tirelessly canvass massive support for PDP and made sure the Governor and other PDP candidates won with a large margin in Ibiono Ibom, despite the threats by the opposition party.” Mr. Akpan stated.
The group, while reaffirming their confidence in the ability of the newly appointed Commissioner for Science and Technology, urged him to see his new appointment as a call to serve the state, especially now that he is being saddled with the responsibility of exposing Akwa Ibom State to the world in Science, Technology and ICT.
It further assured him of the group’s support and partnership throughout his tenure.