Governor of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel has ordered the moment reinstatement of Godwin Ekpo, a final-year Agricultural Engineering scholar of Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden.
Ekpo was expelled in June for insulting Emmanuel on Facebook.
The directive was revealed in a press release made by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ini Ememobong, on the finish of the State Executive Council assembly in Uyo.
Ememobong stated the council appraised the motion of the college and directed it to recall the scholar instantly.
“The executive council reviewed the AKSU expulsion case of Ekpo and directed the university to immediately recall the said student,” Ememobong stated within the assertion.
He additionally said that the governor urged council members to mobilise folks to take part within the Enumeration Area Demarcation and Continuous Voter Registration Exercise.
Mr Ememobong stated the council additionally declared August 21 because the state’s ‘coconut day.’
He added that about 300,000 coconut seedlings could be planted to enhance coconut manufacturing in readiness for the start of operation of the coconut oil refinery.
The commissioner added that the council additionally stated the federal government had pegged at 12 years most age for admission into secondary colleges throughout the state to test the rise in cultism in secondary colleges.
“Investigation has revealed that the surge is caused mainly by over-aged students who are on a mission of mass recruitment of students into cult groups.
“However, any student above this age with a genuine reason will have their parents sign an undertaking of good behaviour before their admission,” he stated.