Otu Bars All Former Aides From Official Functions

The Cross River State Governor, Sen Bassey Otu, has barred all former appointees of the previous administration from representing or parading themselves as representatives of the State government, insisting that they have been relieved of their duties.

In the same development, the office of the Governor has also called out Oscar Ofuka, former Special Adviser on Cocoa Development and Control to former Governor Ben Ayade, to stay clear from government functions concerning that office.

In a release signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Emmanuel Ogbeche, sighted by TheLumineNews, the State government warned also that: “Any agreement entered into on acquisition of Cocoa plots beyond December 31, 2023, do so at his or her own risk and are advised to review such erroneous transactions with Mr. Oscar Ofuka and seek for their refunds.”

The release further stressed that : “It is imperative to inform the general public that Mr. Oscar Ofuka, former SA on Cocoa, has since been relieved of his appointment and is strongly advised to desist from presenting himself in that light.”

The release added: “The State Government is reviewing activities in the cocoa value chain to ensure transparency and accountability and exploit the inherent potential in the sector as a veritable revenue earner.

“Therefore, any attempt by any individual or group to undermine the government’s directive in this regard will be seriously dealt with. The Cross River State Government wishes to reiterate that all former political appointees have been relieved of their appointments, therefore, cannot act on behalf of the State Government.”


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