Monday, 26 November 2018

Ayade decentralises security operations, approves new appointments

November 26, 2018

Following the need to improve on the security condition of the state, even as the general elections draws closer, the digital governor of Cross River State, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade as approved the decentralization of the operations of the office of the States's Security Adviser. 

The decentralization according to a press release signed by the governor's Senior Special Assistant Media and Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, will be centered on the three senatorial districts of the state. 

Consequently, his Excellency  approved the appointment of Hon. Ani Esin as the State Security adviser -South while Mr Leo Inyambe,  was appointed State Security Adviser - North.

The press release however, was silent on the appointment of a security adviser for the central senatorial district of the state. 

In a related development, the state governor also approved the appointment of Mr. Godwin Igile as the new Chairman, Cross River State Water Board Limited.
While Barr Ekpo Ada, was appointed Managing Director, Cross River State Water Board.

Also among the list of the new appointees is Mr. Godwin Nyam, who was appointed Director General, Department of Public Transportation (DOPT).

According to the release, all the appointment are with immediate effect. 

It should be recalled that the former security adviser to the state government Mr. Jude Ngaji had resigned, and defected to the main opposition party in the state, the APC where he will be flying the party's flag as its senatorial candidate for the Northern senatorial district in the forthcoming general elections. 

On the other hand, Mr. Godwin Igile whose re-appointment is already causing a stir was fired from the office he is beign re-appointmented into for what maybe described as ineffectiveness. 

While the appointment of Mr. Godwin Nyam, as the Director General, Department of Public Transportation (DOPT) is said to be about the third in three years as Mr. Emmanuel Mbora who was recently appointed DG of the Department was unceremoniously removed and transferred to the state sanitation agency known as CUDA.

Ukorebi Esien blogs for TDN where he tells the Nigerian story, one article at a time.