Akwa Ibom governor swears in 31 transition chairmen 


Akwa Ibom state governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has sworn in 31 transition Chairmen to oversee the affairs of the Local Government Councils for the next six months.

The inauguration took place at the banquet hall of the government house Uyo on Thursday.

Speaking after administering the oath of office to the new council chairmen, the governor urged them to execute at least one life-touching project for the benefit of the people and also reside in their various domains to remain accessible to the people.

He said, “As you all know, by virtue of Section 5 (1) of the Local Government (Administration) Law, 2017, the term of the Local Council Chairmen expired at twelve midnight yesterday and therefore, stands dissolved.

“There can’t be a vacuum in governance at any level, and the House, relying on Section 5 (2) of the same Local Government (Administrative ) Law, 2017, passed a resolution authorizing the setting up of the Transition Council we have just sworn in for six months.

“We thank the Speaker and the House for this great collaboration and for selflessly doing the work for which we were roundly and overwhelmingly voted into office to execute”

The governor further stressed, “I expect you to partner with us. You must, in the course of your stay in office, execute at least one laudable project that will touch and impact the lives of the people of your respective council areas.”

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