Governor Akpabio sacks 3 commissioners

Governor Godswill Akpabio of the eastern Nigerian state of Akwa Ibom has dropped three commissioners and a special adviser in a minor cabinet reshuffle.

A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr Aniekan Umanah, in Uyo on Monday said the minor cabinet reshuffle is with immediate effect.

Those affected are:
Transport, Mr Austin Mbeh
Economic Development, Mr Sunny Anyang
Commerce and Industry, Mr Martins Udoinyang.

The Special Adviser, Sports and Youth Development, Mr Samuel Frank, was also dropped from the cabinet, according to the statement.

The statement said that the governor expressed appreciation to the former members of the state Executive Council for their services to the state.

“The governor also wished them success in their future endeavours,’’ the statement added.

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