Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Governor Ayade appoints 1,106 political appointees to alleviate poverty

Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, appointed 1,106 persons into various political positions on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

According to a report by Punch Newspaper, the governor appointed the 1,106 individuals into positions that include special advisers, special assistants, personal assistants.

Other positions include chairmen and members of boards, commissions, departments and agencies.

Few months back, Gov Ayade, has told journalists his decision to appoint over 1,000 political appointees for poverty alleviation in the state.

The latest appointment shows that 799 were appointed into various boards, commissions and agencies, while the remaining 307 appointees were categorised into special advisers (six), senior special advisers (30), special assistants (75) and Personal Assistants (25).

Others are personal assistants to paramount rulers (16), representatives of each local government in the state food bank unit (90), liaison officers for the 18 local government area and three senatorial districts (21), special assistants on religious affairs (18) and permanent secretaries (26).

These appointees join the existing 28 commissioners, 65 special advisers and over 100 special assistants, personal assistants and community relations officers.

The appointees are expected to resume office and commence their duties on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

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