Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has mandated his Commissioner for Education, Dr Enobong Mboho, to commence investigation into the alleged case of child abuse at the Deeper Life School abuse in the state.
The governor’s order was contained in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday.
The statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ini EmemObong, read in part, “The state government has noted with great concern the complaints by a parent, whose child is a student of the Deeper Life College, Uyo.
“The complaint gleaned from social and traditional media relate to the maltreatment and abuse of the complainant’s child, which occurred at the said school.
“Consequently, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has directed the Commissioner for Education to immediately investigate these complaints and take necessary action.
“The state government is committed to the protection of children wherever they may be within its jurisdiction.”