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Akpabio appoints ex-Reps spokesperson, Eyiboh, as media adviser



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Akpabio, according to a terse statement by Eyiboh, made the announcement himself during a meeting with the Senate Press Corps in Abuja on Saturday.

The Senate President described Eyiboh as “an astute politician, experienced media manager, public affairs expert and communications guru.”

Eyiboh, a two-time member of the House of Representatives, was in the Green Chamber from 2007 to 2011 and was re-elected in 2011.

He was the spokesperson 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 Speaker Aminu Tambuwal.

Eyiboh is the immediate past chairman, Governing Board of the Cross River Basins Development Authority and 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.