The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has announced the appointment of Hon. Iniobong Robson as the new ALGON Chairman. Robson who is better known as ‘Etebe’ takes over from his close friend, Frank Archibong who is now the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
“Frank, as you are leaving, hand over your files to Iniobong Robson, Chairman of Esit Eket as the next ALGON Chairman”, he said while announcing the appointment during the swearing-in of new commissioners and special advisers at Government House Banquet Hall, Uyo.
The governor however warned Robson that he may be in trouble if the payment of salaries of Local Government workers is delayed, urging him to work closely with him (the governor) in order to maintain peace and harmony in the LGAs.
“Any day they don’t pay Local Government salaries, you will be in trouble. Throughout the time Frank was ALGON chairman, they didn’t miss payment of salaries for even a week. In fact, they don’t delay most of the time. So, you have to work closely with me. What you see from outside is different from what you see from inside. So, Frank will brief you and then we will work together so that we can maintain peace and harmony in the local government areas”, the governor said.