By Patrick Ekpo
Akwa Ibom state Governor,Udom Emmanuel has set up a 5-man investigative panel to review the case of one Iniobong Ekpo, who was expelled from the state University, Ikot Akpaden in Mkpat Enin local government area of the state.
The committee is headed by the state commissioner of education, Mrs. Idongesit Etiebet.
Ekpo, a 500 level student of the department of Agricultural Engineering was suspended in September, 2020 and later expelled by the institution’s management for allegedly criticising the state governor.
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“We wish to state here emphatically that Governor Emmanuel, a known apostle of freedom of expression, was and is still not aware of this purely administrative action reportedly undertaken by the university.
“He has accordingly, directed the constitution of a Panel comprising five members, to review the case and submit its report immediately. The Panel is to be headed by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Idongesit Etiebet”.