- Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state has approved the appointment of a fresh batch of aides
- The governor appointed 190 aides including a special assistant on refugees and hospitality
- According to the governor's media aide, the appointments were based on the administration’s policy to put food on the table
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Cross River state governor, Ben Ayade on Thursday, June 18, approved the appointment of 190 aides including a special assistant on hospitality.
The appointment was disclosed by Christian Ita, the governor’s special adviser on media and publicity. With this, the total number of the governor's aides is now over 600.
According to him, the appointees include members of boards of agencies, personal assistants, and special assistants on refugees and hospitality.
Ita went on to note that the governor made the appointments based on the administration’s policy of ‘putting food on the table’.
Ayade is no stranger when it comes to appointing a large number of people as aides. Back in April, the Cross River state governor approved the appointment of 427 new aides, including a special assistant on groundnut oil factory.
During his first term, Governor Ayade appointed over 8,000 persons into his government as special advisers and personal assistants.
Ayade maintained that he had to ensure that every household in all parts of the state did not go to sleep every night on an empty stomach.
Ayade reiterated his commitment to eradicating poverty in the state and pledged unwavering commitment to the welfare of the people.
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Meanwhile, Legi.ng previously reported that Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state appointed Barrister Muhammed Ubandoma Aliyu as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
The new SSG is a younger brother of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu. His appointment was confirmed in a statement signed by the spokesperson of the governor, Yakubu Lamai.
The former SSG, Alhaji Aliyu Ahmed-Tijani, was sacked on Tuesday, June 9. The state House of Assembly committee probing the release of N1 billion for the renovation of public secondary schools in the state had indicted the former SSG.
In a related development, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha issued letters of appointments to the managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, and the four executive directors.
The general manager, public affairs at TCN, Ndidi Mbah, in a statement on the night of Monday, June 8, said the top members of the TCN management team got the letter for an initial term of four years.
Abdulaziz's appointment is with effect from May 19, 2020, while the confirmation of the four executive directors is with effect from December 27, 2019.
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