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Akpabio appoints ex-Reps spokesman, Eyiboh, media adviser



From Fred Itua, Abuja

Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has named a former spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Eseme Eyiboh, as his special adviser on Media and Public Affairs.

He made the announcement at a media parley with Senate Press Corps in Abuja, at the weekend.

He described Eyiboh as an astute politician, experienced media manager, public affairs expert and communications guru.

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A two-term member of the House of Representatives, Eyiboh was in the Green Chamber from 2007 to 2011 and was re-elected in 2011. He was spokesman and chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs between 2007 and 2011 under the speakership of Dimeji Bankole.

In 2011, he was appointed chairman of the House Committee on Civil Society Organisations and Donor Agencies by Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

Eyiboh is the immediate past chairman, Governing Board of the Cross River Basins Development Authority and is a former executive chairman, Akwa Ibom State Ethical and Attitudinal Reorientation Commission; former director, Akwa Palm Industries Ltd.; former speaker, WAIFEM forum for Regional Parliamentarians, Accra and former corporate affairs consultant, Socfinco Indufina of Brussel.

The new special adviser is also the dean of the Faculty Board of the Initiatives, an agenda-setting caucus of former and serving members of the National Assembly.

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