By Ushang Ewa
Appointees of Cross River Governor, Senator Ben Ayade are currently undergoing a screening exercise whic capture their images and biometrics for an unknown reason CrossRiverWatch can authoritatively report.
Sources in Government House Calabar say the appointees are made to present their Appointment Letters, Certificate of Origin and pay slips to a panel sitting at the Ministry of Finance headquarters adjacent the Governor’s office.
It is unclear what the screening aims to achieve but sources say it may be in connection to the allegations that the Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Tina Agbor printed appointment letters for about 30 of her family members and friends.
She is also alleged to have shredded the appointment letters of some appointees and does not allow staff in her office access the computers in her office anymore as they operate on a strictly need to know basis.
However some appointees say it is aimed at enabling the state access a “bailout fund” while others are simply at loss as to what it aims to achieve.
Further findings also revealed that some newly typed appointment letters which aims at correcting the mistakes earlier made where some Special Assistants were given letters as Personal Assistants and many other discrepancies.
As at press time, CrossRiverWatch gathered that the exercise will continue Monday as some aides got the information today with one saying that; “How come these una Obudu brothers got the information quick and they ran down to Calabar? Na wao”.
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