Akwa Ibom gov appoints Ovation editor Michael Effiong SSA

Michael Effiong Ovation editor

Akwa Ibom State Governor Umo Eno has appointed Ovation International Magazine editor Michael Effiong as senior special assistant (SSA), Lagos Liaison.

Secretary to the State Government Enobong Uwah signed the appointment letter dated November 1, 2023.

The letter also named 49 others as special assistants and personal assistants in media, noting that the appointments are with immediate effect.

Mr Effiong is a media expert whose forte is in news reportage and media administration. He is reputed to edit the most sought-after celebrity journal in Africa, Ovation; a task he has performed for close to 20 years.

In an Instagram post on Thursday, he wrote about his appointment: “ANOTHER CHAPTER in the book of life opens….So help me God!”

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The alumnus of the University of Lagos is a member of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, member, International Press Institute; associate member, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations; and member of the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria.

A distinguished Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow who has served as president of the Rotary Club of Ikeja South and currently holds a Rotary International Regional position, Effiong is happily married and blessed with two children.