The Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade has ordered his former aides, including commissioners to surrender all the official vehicles still in their possession.
A statement signed by the newly reappointed Chief of Staff to the governor, Martins Orim, made available to our correspondent, asked the aides to return the vehicles within 78 hours to avoid embarrassment.
According to the statement, “All former commissioners, special advisers, special assistants and other former appointees of the Cross River State Government, including chairmen and members of commissions, boards, agencies, governing councils and Local Governments Security Council chairmen, who were issued official vehicles are hereby directed to return same to the office of the Chief of Staff to the Governor within 78 hours.”
The statement also said, “the affected persons are advised to promptly comply with the directive to avoid embarrassment by law enforcement agents.”
Governor Ayade dissolved his cabinet last week during which he promised to trim down the new cabinet he is going to form from the 28 commissioners he had in his first term.
During the dissolution, the governor also promised to appoint commissioners for defence and foreign affairs.