Ayade Dissolves Cabinet, Orders Commissioners To Handover To Perm Secs


Cross River State governor, Prof Ben Ayade, Tuesday, at the valedictory session held at the state executive chambers of his office in Calabar, dissolved the 2015 to 2019 state executive council.

Ayade also announced that “this dissolution extends to include all appointees of government, boards, whether temporary or statutory boards.

“All routine contracts like waste management also have fallen due, we therefore do not have a sitting cabinet”, he added, revealing how emotionally difficult it was for him to dissolve his cabinet.

Noting however that the decision was a requirement of law, the governor said, “What I am doing is based on law as I would have loved not to do this but my authority ends by 12 midnight and everyone knows that I don’t have powers to extend.”

Describing the now dissolved cabinet members as a great team that helped him deliver on his promises to the people of the state, he assured that some of them will be reappointed into government.


Source: Leadership Newspaper