Governor Udom Emmanuel has approved a minor cabinet reshuffle and the creation of a new ministry.
The new Ministry of Labour, Productivity and Manpower Planning has newly sworn in Commissioner, Sir Ibanga Ime Akpabio as Commissioner.
According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Mr. Ekerete Udoh, newly sworn in Prof. Victor Daniel Inoka, takes over from former commissioner Pastor Paul Alexander Udofia as Commissioner in the Ministry of Education who has been sacked.
All other commissioners and Special Advisers retain their previous posts.
Until his appointment, Sir Ibanga Akpabio was the deputy state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, while Professor Inoka was a lecturer in the University of Port Harcourt.
With SSG Etekamba Umoren retained, Essien Udim LGA now has two members of the state executive council. It remains to be seen if there will be another nominee from Etinan to take the vacancy left by the demise of Prof Eno Ikpe in the Commerce, Industry and Investment Ministry.