Local Government Transition Committee in Akwa Ibom State would be dissolved next month, Governor Udom Emmanuel has said.
Emmanuel said at a Government House prayer meeting, last weekend in Uyo, that new committees would be set up to administer the councils pending the conduct of election for the third tier of government.
Emmanuel premised the proposed disolution on the need to align with constitutional provisions regulating local government administration in the state, adding that the new committee will consist of men of requisite pedigree and proven integrity who would be selected from various zones to avoid acrimony.
He dispelled rumours of a purported reshuffle of the State Executive Council peddled by a section of the media and called on those serving in that capacity to carry out their duties with renewed zeal and diligence.
The governor said despite reduction in the fiscal allocation accruing to the state, his administration would continue to ensure that the welfare of its work force is given priority.
He noted that he would deploy his expertise to ensure that workers salaries are paid and that projects earmarked for execution are carried out for the benefit of the people.
In his sermon, Special Assistant to the Governor on Religious Matters, Rev. Daniel Akwatang, urged the people to reconcile with God, adding that nations have either by omission or commission offended God by enthroning carnality and other bestial lifestyles which brought the prevailing economic depression.