The first female Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Barrister Valerie Ebe was sworn in on Saturday. This follows 3 days after the outgone deputy governor, Mr. Nsima Ekere resigned last Wednesday.
Valerie is the first woman in the 25-year history of the state to occupy such a position.
The governor, congratulated Ebe and recalled that she had served the state with honour and distinction, noting that her core values had been integrity, enthusiasm and great skills.
He, enjoined her to bring those attributes to her new office and see herself as a servant, indigene and friend of all the people of Akwa Ibom state.