Ayade Bars State Commissioners From Making Unauthorized Public Statements 
Professor Ben Ayade
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Ayade Bars State Commissioners From Making Unauthorized Public Statements 

David Ugbabe

The Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, on Sunday, warned his newly appointed commissioners and other political appointees to desist from making public and policy statements on social media without getting authorization from him.

Mr Christian Ita, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, who issued the statement as a directive from the state governor, said: “On the dissemination of government information, I want to make it abundantly clear that there are just two persons designated for the discharge of this function. That is the Commissioner for Information and Orientation as well as the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Christian Ita.”

He further said: "Henceforth no commissioner or political appointee is allowed to showcase or make policy pronouncements on social media without seeking clearance from His Excellency. Every commissioner is from now henceforth expected to prove himself or herself on the field rather than on the social media."

Governor Ayade warned that the violation of the directive will be met with severe sanctions.

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