Akwa Ibom State Epidemiologist, Dr Aniekeme Uwah has been removed from office for taking samples of COVID – 19 suspected cases against the wishes of the Commissioner for Health, Dr Dominic Inyang Ukpong, it has been confirmed. The news shock sack has further deepened accusations of an ongoing rift between the state government and health workers in the state.

Dr Uwah’s social media handler, Asteroid Bassey took to Facebook to make the shock announcement earlier this evening.