Akwa Ibom Name Zinox Chairman, Others For Post COVID-19 Committee
Akwa Ibom State Government has selected
20-member committee to advise the government on its task of economic reconstruction of COVID-19.
In a statement issued by Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, “The current economic challenges, occasioned by COVID-19, have thrown an inexorable necessity on us as a people and Akwa Ibom State has risen to this challenge. To this end, His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel has directed that a post-COVID-19 economic reconstruction committee be constituted of the eminent persons”.
The committee would be chaired by Prof. Akpan Ekpo, a former Director General of the West African Institute for Financial & Economic Management (WAIFEM), with Prof. Emmanuel Onwioduokit, HOD of Economics at the University of Uyo as Secretary.
The committee members are Chairman, Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh; Acting Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Lady Mary Uduk and Executive Vice Chairman, ExxonMobil, Mr. Udom Inoyo. Others include Executive Director, NNPC/NAPIMS, Mr. Hilary Akpan; President, Uyo Chambers of Commerce Industry, Mines & Agriculture (UYOCCIMA), Obong Nseyen Ebong; President, All Farmers Association of Nigeria – Akwa Ibom Chapter, Prince Bassey Sampson Inwang; Director General, Institute for National Transformation, Prof. Vincent Anigbogu; Managing Consultant, NobleHouse Consulting, Sir Inyang Inyang; former Executive Director, NCDMB, Chairman/CEO of Rootcare Pharmacy, Sir Effiong Afiakurue; Executive Director, Agricultural Investments (AKICORP), Pastor Umo Eno; President, Akwa Ibom Business Community (AIBC), Mr. Lordswill Umani and Pastor Samuel Archibong of the League of Akwa Ibom Business Association (LABUSA), among others. Also in the committee are a number of serving commissioners in the current Akwa Ibom administration.
The economic reconstruction committee will be inaugurated on Friday, May 1,2020 by 12pm.
Meanwhile, Akwa Ibom has made significant progress with its management of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Going by the statistics released by the country’s disease-fighting agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday April 28, Akwa Ibom had so far recorded 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19.