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Regional News of Wednesday, 4 May 2022


2023: Ayade asks appointees to resign, set to reshuffle cabinet

Governor of Cross River State, Professor Ben Ayade Governor of Cross River State, Professor Ben Ayade

The Governor of Cross River State, Professor Ben Ayade, has directed his appointees seeking elective offices to quit with effect from Thursday, May 5, as he is set to reshuffle his cabinet.

He gave the order on Wednesday in a statement by his Special Adviser Media and Publicity, Christian Ita.

According to the statement, the Governor directed that “any political appointee presently serving in his government but desires to seek an elective position in the forthcoming 2023 elections is at liberty to do so.

“He, however, added that such appointees should turn in their resignation on or before noon of May 5, 2022; and such letters should be submitted to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government.

“His Excellency, the Governor, wishes to thank these political appointees for their invaluable service to the state and prays God to bless their future endeavors.”

Meanwhile, the governor was set to reshuffle his cabinet. His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, disclosed this in a statement.

According to the statement, “His Excellency, the state Governor, Sir Ben Ayade is set to carry out a major cabinet reshuffle in a bid to ensure that the administration indeed finishes strong as it enters the last lap of its lifespan.

“Towards this end, permanent secretaries of all the ministries, agencies, and departments are hereby directed to prepare to render an assessment of all the various political appointees in the MDAs.“The assessment will be on attendance and the commitment of the appointees to work.