The Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel, on Wednesday, effected a minor change in the State Executive Council.
Mr. Emmanuel sacked his Commissioner for Education, Paul Udofia, whom he replaced with Professor Victor Inoka.
The governor announced the creation of a new ministry, the Ministry of Labour, Productivity and Manpower Planning and assigned Barrister Ibanga Akpabio to the new ministry.
The Commissioner, Ministry of Labour, Productivity and Manpower Planning, Barr. Akpabio, who is a relative of the former governor of the state, Godswill Akpabio, was the vice chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state before his latest appointment.
The new commissioners were sworn-in yesterday at the Government House, Uyo.
Mr. Akpabio, who is the Senate Minority Leader, was present during the swearing-in of the new commissioners.
Although Governor Emmanuel did not give reason why he sacked the education commissioner, people who are closed to the government said Mr. Udofia’s performance was below average.