The Akwa Ibom State Works Commissioner, Mr. Ephraim Inyang-Eyen has debunked rumours that nine commissioners in the state have been hit by COVID-19.
The Commissioner described the allegations as false, adding that all commissioners in the state were in good and sound health.
“To state the obvious, on Friday the 17th of April, we all gathered at the EXCO chambers where we had the usual state executive meeting with the governor.
“And on the 19th, we all came out for college meeting, on the 24th of April, which was FGPC, (Finance and General-Purpose Committee) all members attended, observing social distancing order by the federal ministry of health without an exemption.
“Why would someone cook up lies at this particular time where we all need encouragement, support, and positivity to keep us going day by day?
“As the Commissioner in charge of the Ministry of Works handling the ongoing construction of the isolation centre at Ituk Mbang, I have had my colleagues stop by every day to see the progress of the work done.
“I challenge the writer to name the nine (9) commissioners and the location where they are taking treatment,” the commissioner stated.