Five commissioners in the Akwa Ibom state cabinet would be relieved of their duties as the state governor, Udom Emmanuel, has submitted a list of new nominees to the state House of Assembly.
This was contained in a statement issued by the commissioner of Information and Strategy, Ini Ememobong, titled ‘Excerpt of the State Executive council meeting’ held on Thursday.
The statement partly read, “The meeting commenced at midday with the Governor, presiding as Chairman-in-Council. In attendance at the meeting were, Secretary to the State Government, Head of the Civil Service, Honourable Commissioners and Special Advisers.
“The Chairman-in-Council announced that the executive Council will be reshuffled and that five Commissioners will be eased out.
“Consequently, names have been forwarded to the House of Assembly for screening and clearance.”
According to the statement, the Council also received an update on all ongoing projects by the various supervising commissioners, adding that they (commissioners) were charged to ensure speedy completion of the jobs under their care and to submit the dates for inauguration of all their projects.
The statement continued, “An update on the implementation of the Human Resource Management System Project was presented by the Head of the Civil Service, who praised the system for its effectiveness in administering the Civil Service.
“The ongoing strike by the Nigerian Union of Teachers received attention and the council was briefed about the demands of the Union.”