The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has confirmed 18 commissioners and four special advisers sent to the house by Gov. Godswill Akpabio.
Confirming the nominees on Tuesday in Uyo, the Speaker of the house, Mr Samuel Ikon, said that the nominees had earlier been screened by the House Committee on Judiciary, Justice, Human Rights and Public Petitions.
Ikon said: “accordingly, the list of commissioners and advisers sent by the governor is hereby cleared. The Clerk to the House is directed to forward the confirmation list to the governor.“
Earlier, the Majority Leader, Mr Okpolupum Ette, moved a motion, accepting the report of the House's Committee on Judiciary as presented by its chairman, Mr Ekong Samson.
Those confirmed as commissioners are Bassey Akpan and Don Etim, Ekpenyong Ntekim and Emmanuel Enoidem and Dr Bassey Antai.
Others are Eno Akpan, Aniekan Umanah, Sunny Anyang, Adasi Ubolum, Enobong Uwah, Helen Akpabio and Comfort Etuk.
The others are Clement Bassey, Effiong Abia, Austin Mbeh, Eunice Thomas, Martins Udoinyang and Ita Umoh Udoh.
Those confirmed as special advisers are Etido Inyang, Senas Ukpanah, Godwin Udom and Samuel Frank. (NAN)