As the May 29 hand over date approaches, the Governor-Elect of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel has set up a 21-member transition committee, with Chief Sunny Akpadiaha as Chairman and Mr Udeme Ufot as Vice Chairman.
A statement by the Chairman, Publicity Committee of the Divine Mandate Campaign Organization, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, who is also the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, indicates that the Committee, which has Barr Emmanuel Enoidem as Secretary, will be inaugurated by the Governor-Elect on Thursday 30th April 2015 by 2.00pm at the Banquet Hall of the Government House.
Other members of the Committee are Rt Hon Esio Oquong Udoh, Bishop Andrew Unwanta, Dr Chris Akpan, Barr Jerry Akpan and Professor Ibe Bassey.
The statement also indicates that Dr Chris Nyong, Barr Goddy Umoh, Rt Hon Aniekan Akpan, Mr Kennedy Akwaowo, Professor Maria Ikorok, Hon Mrs Serah Esitikot and Barr Comfort Etuk are to serve on the Committee.
Also to serve on the Committee are Dr (Mrs) Majorie George Abasiodiong, Mr Unyime Usoro, Mr Ese Umoh, Rt Hon Kenneth Okon, Mrs Ekaette Ebieteobong Usip and Mr Bernard Duncan.
Similarly, Mr. Umanah said Governor of the State, Chief Godswill Akpabio has also constituted a transition to handover committee, with the Head of the Civil Service, Mrs Cecilia Udoessien as Chairman.
According to the statement by the Information Commissioner, Mr Enobong Uwah as Secretary while Mr Don Etim, Prince Uwem Ita Etuk, Dr Ememabasi Bassey and Sir Adasi Ubulom will serve as members.
Other members appointed to serve on transition committee of the out-going administration are Dr Glory Edet, Professor Ibe Bassey, Obong Senas Ukpanah, Mr Akan Okon and Mr Aniekan Umanah.
The Committee also include Professor Atim Antai, Rt Hon Ignatius Edet, Hon Monday Uko, Engr Etido Inyang, Rt Hon Anietie Etuk, Hon Ibanga Etang, Obonganwan Grace Ekong, Barr Mercy Isang, Sir Udo Isobara, Elder Bassey Essang and Barr Uwemedimo Nwoko
Members of the two committees are to work harmoniously to ensure a smooth transition from the present administration of Chief Akpabio to the incoming government of Mr. Udom Emmanuel.