By Jonathan Ugbal: Government House Correspondent Follow @NaijaJonathan
Cross River Governor, Senator Ben Ayade has announced the appointment of about 300 new aides increasing his already record breaking number of appointees numbering over 4000.
The news, however, is Mr. Ayade’s appointment of a management team for the cable car linking the bottom hill and the uphill ranch of the Obudu mountain resort which ceased functioning since 2014.
This is despite, his appointment of Mr. Ability Akwaji as the Special Adviser in charge of the Ranch.
Mr. Akwaji, however was recently chased away by staff of the resort in late November 2017.
Also, Mr. Ayade appointed almost 100 people into different committees to manage the Ikom township stadium in fulfillment of his promise made when he toured projects in the central and northern senatorial district where he also said the local government will get a new lodge.
He is said to have rejected the quality of work done even though he praised it in public and directed political stakeholders to nominate appointees.
Also, Mr. Ayade appointed a social media control team which it is unclear what their role is as at press time and is despite having social media aides already.
There are several others too with management teams in place but Mr. Ayade appointed others including a management team for the Calabar International Convention Center (CICC), the state owned broadcasting corporation, Calabar Pharmaceutical among others.
Below is the list of appointees…
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