RECESSION: Governor Ben Ayade Appoints Over 1,000 Fresh Advisers in Cross River [SEE FULL LIST]
Cross River State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Tuesday appointed 1,106 persons into various positions.
The positions were in the categories of special advisers, special assistants, personal assistants as well as the chairmen and members of boards, commissions, departments and agencies.
The governor had, in a parley with journalists in August, reiterated his decision to appoint over .1,000 political appointees for poverty alleviation in the state.
So far, there are 28 commissioners in addition to 65 special advisers and over 100 special assistants, personal assistants and community relations officers.
799 were appointed into various boards, commissions and agencies
307 appointees were categorised into special advisers (six), senior special advisers (30), special assistants (75) and Personal Assistants (25)
Others are personal assistants to paramount rulers (16)
representatives of each local government in the state food bank unit (90)
liaison officers for the 18 local government area and three senatorial districts (21)
special assistants on religious affairs (18) and permanent secretaries (26)
In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Chief Press Secretary, Mr.