Concise News Correspondents

Cross River State Governor Prof Ben Ayade
Cross River State Governor Prof Ben Ayade

The Cross River State governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has appointed over a thousand political aides into office, Concise News reliably gathers.

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The appointment is in fulfillment of the pledge Prof Ayade made in August while parleying with newsmen in Calabar. Consequently, all appointees will resume office on November 1.

Breakdown of the Cross River appointment

The appointment lists consists of 799 in  diverse boards, commissions and agencies; 307 special advisers; 6 seniors special adviser; 25 personal assistants and also 75 special assistants.

Also included in the list are 21 liaison officers, 16 personal assistants to paramount rulers, and also 90 representatives for the state food bank unit.

18 special assistants on religious affairs and 26 permanent secretaries were also on the list, Concise News gathers.