…Swears in New Chairmen and Vice Chairmen
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno has set a new mandate for the Chairmen of Local Government Councils, stating that they must reside within their respective areas of jurisdiction.
According to Governor Eno, Chairmen living within their constituencies is essential for effective governance, as they are responsible for ensuring security and promoting rural development.
During the swearing-in ceremony of two new Chairmen and Vice Chairmen for Nsit Ibom and Urue Offong/Oruko Local Government Councils, Governor Eno emphasized the importance of this requirement.
He also announced plans to send an Executive Bill to the state House of Assembly for legislative support.
The Governor shared his own experience of relocating from Eket Local Government Area to Uyo, the state capital, when he assumed office, stating that it allowed him to function more effectively in his new role.
Deaconess Otobong Aaron and Hon. Oyosoro Oyosoro were sworn-in as the new Chairmen of Nsit Ibom and Urue Offong-Oruko respectively, following the resignation of the former Chairmen who contested elections into the House of Assembly.
Mr. Mbosowo David and Arit Ambit took the oath as Vice Chairmen of the two local government councils.
Congratulating the newly appointed Chairmen, Governor Eno assured them of his administration’s support in addressing unique challenges in their respective council areas, in alignment with the A.R.I.S.E. Agenda.
The Governor invited guests to the “Akwa Ibom Dialogue,” where the A.R.I.S.E. Agenda blueprint would be presented and experts would contribute to its implementation.
He emphasized the inclusive nature of the government, inviting inputs from people across party lines to ensure collective progress and development for the state.
Speaking to Government House Correspondents after the swearing-in, Chairman Oyosoro Okon Oyosoro and Vice Chairman Mbosowo David expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve and affirmed their commitment to complying with the new residency requirement.