Date Appointed: 3rd June, 2013
State of Origin: Akwa-Ibom
MR. SIMON JAMES ETIM, MNI
Hon. Simon James Etim,mni. can be described as an accomplished civil servant as he rose through the ladder of the Civil Service from the position of a fishery officer with the then Cross River State Civil Service in August 1975 to the position of a Permanent Secretary in several capacities till retirement.
He was later appointed Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Assembly Service Commission from 2008 to 2013 when he became Commissioner representing Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers States in the Federal Civil Service Commission, a position he is currently holding.
Hon. Etim who was born at Ikpe Annang in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has so many certificates to his credit, these include Bsc. in Zoology, post graduate certificate in several fields, and an MBA in Mgt. He is a member of the National Institute [mni]. He also attended numerous management courses and workshops within and outside the country in addition to some study tours abroad.
He is a member of so many professional bodies and has authored several publications. His diligence and selfless service to humanity earned him the Meritorious Award For Community Service by Ikpe Annang Youth Association and Excellence Service Award by Akwa Ibom Youth Federation. He is married to Hon. Justice Philomena S. Etim with children. His hobbies are reading, traveling and lawn tennis.