In a swift reaction, the issue of SUV and N3 million cheque as wedding gift to popular singer Tuface Idibia and Annie Macaulay was brought to light.
The commissioner went on to defend the gesture by Governor Akpabio saying "Annie Macaulay and Tuface Idibia have created something very significant for Akwa Ibom State".
"They brought in a galaxy of the entertainment industry, music stars and so on likewise new ambassadors into the state."
He said if it is to fund destination marketing of branding then he doubts if the cost of one SUV and N3m is too much.
"If we were to fund the destination marketing of branding, I do not think N3million and the cost of one SUV is too much, even if we were to place advert on Channels Television to attract people to the new destination Governor Akpabio is building."
He said governor Akpabio’s gesture was to repay a daughter of the state; Annie Macaulay for contributing to the repositioning of the state and has done the state proud too.