Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel has reappointed Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem as the Secretary to the State Government ( SSG) for the second time.
This was made known publicly according to a statement by The Governor’s Senior Special Assistant / Chief Press Secretary, Mr Ekerete Udoh.
It is indicated that the SSG, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem will be sworn in today Thursday May 30, 2019 by 5pm, at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Uyo.
Also, with Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem’s reappointment, the statement revealed this is harmonious with the Governor’s determination to keep the engine of governance running seamlessly.
Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem was first appointed in January 2018 by Governor Emmanuel with Sir Etekamba Umoren as his predecessor.
Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem is an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University (former University of Ife) Ile-Ife. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering Physics, Masters Degree in Physics, Masters Degree in Electronic & Electrical Engineering (Microcomputer-based Instrumentation and Control Engineering) and a PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Computer-based Instrumentation and Control Engineering).
He did his Post-PhD fellowship research work (Computer-based Real-Time Data Communication in PSTN) in the Networking and Radio Propagation Laboratory of the UNESCO ICTP, Trieste, Italy.
The reappointed Secretary to the State Government worked briefly as Head of Engineering in the then Department of Meteorological Services (now Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NIMET) of the Aviation Ministry before going on voluntary retirement at a very young age.
Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem hails from Mbo local government area of Akwa Ibom State and is married with four children.