Akwa Ibom State Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has approved the appointment of a new Head of Service. She is Mrs. Ekerebong M. Akpan, who until her appointment was the Permanent Secretary, Hospital Management Board- a position she has occupied since June 2103. Her appointment takes effect from November 1, 2015
Mrs. Akpan is an experienced and astute administrator, public relations practitioner and a trainer. She attended the famous Etinan Institute for her secondary education and the Federal Government College Ikot Ekpene for the Higher School Certificate which she obtained in 1977. She then proceeded to the University of Lagos Nigeria obtaining the B.Sc Sociology 2nd class Upper Division in June 1981.
She joined the Civil Service as Lecturer II in 1981 progressing to the post of Principal Akwa Ibom State Civil Service Training Centre in 2004.
In 2010 she was appointed Permanent Secretary and was posted to the Department of Establishments. She is currently the Deputy Dean of the college of Permanent Secretaries.
Mrs. Akpan has attended various seminars and workshops on management both locally and internationally. She is a fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration and has won several meritorious and excellence awards.
The Governor thanked the immediate past Head of Service, Dr. (Mrs.) Cecilia Udoessien for her service to the state and wishes her the best in her future endeavours.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Akwa Ibom State