On Friday the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Eno makes appointments of his executive council members and personal aides, he has advised the people not to be surprised to see both the old faces (Aides to ex-governor Udom Emmanuel) and the new ones when the list finally comes out.
Eno also announced that the appointment of his personal aides would purely be based on reward.
Governor Eno disclosed this at the government house banquet hall on Friday, during his maiden Government House Covenant Service with the theme, “The God of New Beginnings.”
He said his appointment will cut across people who are experienced in governance and had gone with him to the trenches having worked for the emergence of his administration.
He said, “I will work with everyone else to set up a new agenda, we like to bring in a little tweak, like I keep saying, don’t expect that kind of miracle that you don’t want to see old faces again it should be new faces, it won’t work like that.
“We need the wisdom of the old to navigate the new and so you’ll see a mixed grill of the new and the old.”
While assuring that he would reward hard work, dedication and selflessness, the governor said he would not leave people who were with him in the trenches that went to 31 Local Government Areas with him for those who have “CVs.”
He stressed, “I won’t leave people who were with me through thick and thin for those who have CVs, but you will see the old, you will see the new faces, but most importantly you will see those that were with us in the trenches maybe this is a platform to say that the appointment of Personal Assistants will come as a reward.”
Reflecting on the mercies of God throughout the electioneering campaign, the Governor, particularly thanked God for keeping the state and appreciated the Fathers in faith for their prayers, assuring that God will lead the state to a great height as the theme of the service states, “the God of New Beginnings”.
In his homily, Primate Emmanuel Udofia of The African Church, who spoke on the theme, “The God of New Beginnings” culled his text from Gen. 1: 1, and Judges 16: 22-30.
The cleric admonished that a man who connects with God will receive the grace that will sustain him throughout his endeavour.
Worshippers at the service include the First Lady, Pastor (Mrs) Patience Umo Eno; Deputy Governor, Dr Akon Eyakenyi, Secretary to the State Government, Prince Enobong Uwah; Political stalwarts; religious leaders, friends and associates of Governor Umo Eno among other people