Gov. Otu dissolves committee, orders appointees to handover and evacuate state facilities

Cross River State governor, Sen. Bassey Edet Otu has dissolved all committees, direct appointees to handover, and leave state properties.

He gave the directive in a press release signed by Dr. Innocent Eteng, Permanent Secretary, General Administration Office of the Secretary to the State Government.

The statement read: “His Excellency, Sen. Bassey Edet Otu, the Governor of Cross River State has directed that all political appointees should handover to their Permanent Secretaries or the most Senior Director/Head of the Ministry, Department or Agency with immediate effect.

“All committees, Tax and Revenue agents are hereby dissolved. All government properties including buildings hitherto occupied by political appointees should be vacated with immediate effect. All Local Government Council Chairmen upon expiration of their tenure are to hand over to their respective Heads of Local Government Administration (HOLGAS) or Directors- General and Administration (DGSAS) of their Local Governments.

“All Governing Boards of Parastatals, Commissions and Agencies other than Statutory Boards are hereby dissolved with immediate effect. All land allocations and other related matters should be suspended till further notice.

“All auctioning of assets are hereby suspended and will be revisited in due course. Political appointees and other Public Officers still keeping government vehicles are to return them forthwith to the Transport Officer, Office of the Governor.”

By: Archibong Emmanuel
(Snr. Reporter)

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