RE: APPOINTMENT OF THE NEXT MINISTER FROM AKWA IBOM STATE
The attention of Mr Umana Okon Umana, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority, has been drawn to a publication by a group in which his name is mentioned in connection with the person they would prefer to be appointed as Minister to represent Akwa Ibom State in the new Federal Government of Nigeria.
We want to state categorically that Mr Umana does not know this group; they are neither working on his behalf nor do they have the mandate to speak for him. Mr Umana has nothing to do with their publication.
We also want to say that it is the prerogative of President Muhammadu Buhari, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to appoint whomever he chooses to serve in his cabinet. Nobody has the right to pressure or stampede him on such exercise of his official responsibility.
We would therefore like to advise the good people of Akwa Ibom State and members of the public in general to disregard the said publication in its entirety.
SA Media to Umana Okon Umana
Managing/CEO, Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority