Prof. Eno Blankson Ikpe who is the commissioner for Investment, Trade and Industry in Akwa Ibom state is dead, according to reports.

The report added that the commissioner died from a protracted illness outside the country.

Sources say Mrs Eno Blankson Ikpe who was receiving medial attention abroad was already contemplating resigning because of her health problems.

The exact cause of her death was not known as at press time.