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Otu sacks all political appointees, boards in C/River

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Governor Bassey Otu 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.

The governor also dissolved all committees, tax and revenue agencies in the state.

According to Otu, all government properties, including buildings hitherto occupied by political appointees should be vacated with immediate effect.

In a statement signed by Innocent Eteng, the permanent secretary, general administration, the governor directed that all local government council chairmen upon expiration of their tenure, are to hand over to their respective heads of local government administration or directors-general.

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The statement further said 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’.