By CrossRiverWatch admin
CrossRiverWatch has been reliably informed by sources in Peregrino House that the list of Governor Ayade’s Commissioners and some Special Advisers is ready and will be transmitted to the State House of Assembly for screening this week.
CrossRiverWatch had reported last week that the governor set up a selection committee headed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN, Mr. Paul Erokoro to kick start the process of forming the State Executive Council and preparation for the aptitude test which the prospective commissioners are expected to write before their appointments.
The source also told CrossRiverWatch that the governor has kept his promise to expand the size of the executive council with the injection of some members of the opposition into his government and that they will not be less than 35 Commissioners in the council excluding Special Advisers. The source added that, consequent upon the expansion, the Special Advisers will no longer be cabinet members.
“The list of commissioners is ready and it will be transmitted to the House of Assembly this week. The governor in line with the Kantian theory, made sure the list is all inclusive not minding political divides. The House approved His Excellency’s request for 35 Special Advisers the other time but due to the expansion of the executive council, Special Advisers will no longer be cabinet members because they will not be less than 35 Commissioners who will form the executive council.”
The Kantian theory according to Wikipedia refers to a deontological ethical theory ascribed to the German philosopher Immanuel Kant. The theory, developed as a result of Enlightenment rationalism, is based on the view that the only intrinsically good thing is a good will; an action can only be good if its maxim – the principle behind it – is duty to the moral law. Central to Kant’s construction of the moral law is the categorical imperative, which acts on all people, regardless of their interests or desires. Kant formulated the categorical imperative in various ways. His principle of universability requires that, for an action to be permissible, it must be possible to apply it to all people without a contradiction occurring.”
Governor Ayade on his first day in office had promised that rather than reduce the number of appointees, his administration will increase the number of appointees because according to him, government also has a responsibility to create jobs for citizens.
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