The member representing Etinan/Nsit-Ibom/Nsit-Ubium Federal Constituency in the 9th National Assembly, Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke has approved the appointment of 6 members of his constituency as his Legislative Aides and Personal Assistants.
A statement by Barr. Luke’s Media Aide, Aniekan Udofia, indicates that the one of the Aides appointed by the former Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, is Mr. Mfreke Inwang Ekpo, a graduate of Agriculture from the University of Uyo, and an indigene of Atan, Itreto Ward in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area.
“Mr Ekpo has worked as Special Assistant to the Member representing Nsit Ubium State constituency 2011-2015, Senior Legislative Assistant to the Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly from 2015-2019, and has served as Deputy State Chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN)”.
The family man “holds a certificate of professional leadership development from the Regent University centre for Effective Organisation,USA, and has attended many seminars/workshops that has helped him in discharging his legislative duties”, the statement reads.
Another Aide appointed is Barr. Toyoabasi Akanimoh Jimmy; an indigene of Ekom Iman in Etinan Local government area.
Jimmy, according to the statement, has served as Senior Associate, Justice Chamber; Barrister and Solicitor, Gbenga and Ogunniran & Co; Legal Assistant, Toyomfon & Co; Magistrate Court and the Federal High Court.
“Barr. Jimmy has demonstrated leadership capacity as the Convener, Coalition of Young Lawyers in Akwa Ibom State; Director of Advocacy, Justice House International; President of Law Students Association, University of Uyo in 2012”.
Also appointed is Mr. Ben Ekerete Etop, “a native of Iman in Etinan Local Government Area and HND holder in Mass Communication from Osisatech Enugu.
Appointed as Personal Assistants are Mr. James Udo Ibiok from Nung Obong Ubium in Nsit Ubium. “He holds a Bachelor Of Science Degree In Business Management from the University Of Uyo”; Mr Nsikak David Akpan, “a native of Ekpene Ikpan, Asang Court Area in Nsit Ibom LGA. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Uyo”.
Lastly, Mr. Efiofiok Dickson Ukpong, “a native of Afia Nsit Urua Nko in Nsit Ibom LGA. He has a Bsc in Mathematics and a PGD in Environmental Management from the University of Uyo”.
The Lawmaker expressed optimism that the appointees will bring their wealth of experience to bare as he navigates the National scene to attract available benefits to his constituents.