Cross River state governor, Senator Ben Ayade has sacked four Commissioners and five Special Adviser from his cabinet.
Their sack was conveyed in a statement on Monday by the chief press secretary ( CPS) to the governor, Christian Ita.
TheFact Nigeria gathered that their sack is not unrelated to their refusal to decamp from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC)alongside the governor who formally dumped the opposition party, earlier this month after about four years of foot dragging.
However, no reason was given for their sack.
He sacked the officials days after he met with all his aides and stakeholder to extract commitment.
According to the statement, “The state governor, His Excellency Prof Ben Ayade has approved the relief of the following persons of their appointments as commissioners: Mike Usibe, Rita Ayim, Mr Asu Okang, Ntufam Donatus Etim,” Ayade spokesman Christian Ita said in a statement on Monday.
“Similarly, the under listed persons have also been relieved of their appointments Mr Leo Inyambe, Rt Hon. Orok Otu Duke Mr. Victor Okon (Alausa) ,Mr. John Etim Bassey, Hon. Agbiji Mbeh Agbiji.”.
“The governor thanked them for their services to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours,” the statement stated.
The governor also directed the commissioners and aides involved to return government properties and vehicles in their care with immediate effect to his Chief of Staff.