In recognition of his enormous achievements and human capital development in education, the Permanent Secretary, Akwa Ibom State Universal Basic Education Board (AK-SUBEB), Elder Ezekiel Umoh has been conferred with the National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students (NAAKISS Worldwide) 32ndAnniversary Leadership Man of the year and 21st century ICON of meritorious service.
Speaking during the event held on Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 in his office,

Elder Umoh extolled NAAKISS Executive’ creative disposition in the face of the demanding university academic activities, saying “I am delighted to see young ladies and gentlemen who are creative, in spite of your studies, you still find time to undergo the tasks of going round to educate our children and contribute to the sector.. It is well thought of you”.

While advising the students to take their studies seriously even as they are involved in activism, he recalled that, as a student activist in then University of Cross River State, he held various elective offices and discharged his responsibilities effectively which did not interfere with his academic activities.

The Permanent Secretary particularly lauded Governor Udom Emmanuel for according priority to education in the state. According to him, this is proven by huge investments in the sector and convocation of education stakeholders to the just concluded Akwa Ibom Education Summit, aimed at the reviving the state of education.

Elder Umoh, noted that with the remarkable achievements in the education sector and other sectors of the State’s economy Governor Udom will at the end of his tenure be adjudged as the best performing Governor in the state since its creation. He also described the Mr. Udom as the most Education Friendly Governor in Nigeria.

The seasoned Administrator who revealed that he has received various awards from other organisations, expressed his gratefulness for the recognition and dedicated the award to God Almighty for the grace accorded him to excel in life.

In support of the programme, he donated 2,000 biro (pens) and a purse to facilitate the production of more exercise books for distribution to public schools across the state.