After defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has sacked four commissioners and five special advisers.
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Mr Ayade’s media aide Christian Ita announced the sack on Monday in Calabar.
The sacked officials are information commissioner Asu Okang and Mr Donatus Etim, who headed the Ministry of Climate Change.
Others are Rita Ayim (Commissioner for Women Affairs) and Mike Usibe (Commissioner for New Cities Development).
The affected special advisers are Leo Inyambe (special security adviser), John Etim, (Oil Palm Development), Orok Duke (special adviser on Callywood), Victor Okon, and Agbiji Mbeh-Agbiji.
The statement said, “Consequently, they are hereby directed to return government properties and vehicles in their care with immediate effect to the Chief of Staff to the governor.
“The governor thanked them for their services to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours.”