BREAKING: Otu Swears-in Commissioners Tomorrow

Aug 15, 2023 - 13:20
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BREAKING: Otu Swears-in Commissioners Tomorrow

By Dominic OKOH and Ogbu KOSY 

Baring last minute changes, Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River would swear in the 31 commissioners tomorrow, Wednesday, August 15, 2023.

Sources close to Government House told The Beagles News that the decision to inaugurate the new commissioners is to hit the ground running and start the total repositioning of the state.

It was also gathered that Governor Bassey Otu would be traveling overseas for some business engagement, thus the need to inaugurate the State Executive Council to continue the running of government.

The new commissioners are Sen. Stephen Odey, Mr Mike Odere, Dr Justin Beshel, Hon Agnes Atsu, Hon Patrick Egbede, Hon Robert A Ewa, Dr Egbe Ayuk, Dr Beatrice lgwe, Prince Eka Williams and Mr Oden Ewa; Hon Moses Osogi, Barr. Odum Ijom Ukam, Hon Ankpo Pius, Mrs Abigail Duke, Hon Lawrencia Ita, Chief Felix Idem and Pastor Ekpenyong Cobham, Ntufam Emmanuel Anum, Dr. Hippolatus Ogar Lukpata, and Hon Edema Erom.

Others are Barr. Mensah Bassey, Barr. Ededem Ani, Bishop Margaret Ene-ita, Chief Francis Ekpenyong and Dr Mathias Unimke Angioha, Mr Johnson Andiambey Ebokpo (Jr), Dr Helen Agan Isamoh, Hon Erasmus Ekpang, Hon Effiom Ekaha, Hon Kingsley Namgbe Egumi as well as Capt Inah, Eno Utum.

Authouritative sources has confided in the The Beagle News that Sen. Stephen Odey would be heading for Education Ministry; Barr. Ededem Ani to go Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice; former Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Erasmus Ekpang has been tipped to take Information and Orientation Ministry and Dr. Henry Egbe Ayuk assumes Health Commissioner.

The source further hinted that Abubakar Ewa takes Ministry of Local Government Affairs and Mike Ordered heads for Finance Ministry. Odere is said to have been acting "unofficially" since his nomination a few weeks ago as the Finance Commissioner and has been helping the state in some financial dealings considering his rich financial background and contacts in the banking sector.

But as at the time of filling this report, some of the Commissioner nominees are still lobbying for what they described as "juicy ministry." 

Meanwhile, preparations are in top gear as relatives, friends, well-wishers and political associates have started mobilising to support the new set of commissioners even as they complain that the date is impromptu.