Leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Akwa Ibom State have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for nominating Mr Umana Okon Umana to the Senate for confirmation as minister.

 

Umana is the current chief executive of the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority, OGFZA.

Speaking on behalf of the leadership of the party in the state, Chief Don Etiebet, former Minister of Petroleum Resources, said President Buhari had done the right thing for the party and the state by nominating Umana for the position of minister.

Etiebet described Umana as a technocrat of no mean repute who is “eminently qualified to be a minister of the Federal Republic,” adding that Akwa Ibom people were happy with the President for recognizing Umana, who has served the party and the nation with distinction in various capacities.

“Given Umana’s antecedents, I have no doubt he will perform creditably wherever he is assigned,’’ Etiebet said.

From a relatively humble beginning, Umana has broken record after record in the course of his life, amassing a host of sterling academic achievements as well as career accomplishments.

An old boy of St. Patrick’s College, Calabar, Umana holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Calabar and an MBA in Finance from the University of Port Harcourt.

 

Umana has participated in numerous professional courses at Ivy League schools, including the International Law Institute, Washington DC; London Business School; Columbia University Graduate School of Business, New York; RIPA International, London. In 2019 Umana received Executive Certificate in “Public Policy” from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, for studies in “Leading Economic Growth,” Mastering Negotiations and Driving Government Policies.

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