A versatile and award-winning broadcaster with the Akwa Ibom Broadcasting Corporation (AKBC), Mr. James Edet, has been appointed as the Director of Information in the State Ministry of Information.

A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Sir Charles Udoh, stated that the appointment is with immediate effect.

According to the Commissioner, the appointment of Mr. Edet is intended to further strengthen the information machinery of the state government.

Mr. Edet, who has numerous awards to his credit, including National Productivity Order of Merit Award, bestowed on him by late President Umaru Yar’Adua in 2009, takes over from Comfort Umanah who retired from the Civil Service recently.

He is a graduate of Media Studies from the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Calabar, Cross River State.

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