Governor Udom Emmanuel’s Commissioner for Economic Development and Ibom Deep Seaport, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Akan Okon, has resigned.
According to a statement made available to newsmen in Uyo, the state capital, Okon’s resignation was to enable him to focus on his aspiration for the 2023 gubernatorial election.
The former Commissioner, in his statement, thanked his former principal for the privilege given him to partake in the execution of his Divine Mandate Agenda and Completion Agenda, respectively.
The statement reads in parts,
“Today, Monday, 14th March 2022, I formally tender my resignation from the Akwa Ibom State Executive Council as the Commissioner for Economic Development and Ibom Deep Seaport.
“It was an honor and great privilege to serve our State under the leadership of Mr. Udom Emmanuel at such an important phase in our history. I am grateful to God almighty and His Excellency, for giving me the opportunity to serve.
“I also thank the good people of our dear state for their support and encouragement which motivated me in the discharge of all the tasks and assignments given to me, especially with regards to the envisioned three gateways (Land, Air, and Sea) for the rapid development of our dear state and creation of job opportunities for our teeming and very enterprising youths.
“Throughout the duration of my service, I strive diligently to interpret His Excellency’s vision for our State as encapsulated in the Divine Mandate Agenda and Completion Agenda respectively.