By Ushang Ewa
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has begun the retrieval of official vehicles in the custody of former aides.
The aides have three days and six hours to do so according to a statement issued on Monday by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Martin Orim.
Orim is the only appointee so far, and his statement read: “All former commissioners, Special Advisers, Special Assistants and other former appointees of the Cross River State Government, including chairmen and members of commissions, boards, agencies, governing councils and Local Governments Security Council chairmen, who were issued official vehicles are hereby directed to return same to the office of the Chief of Staff to the Governor within 78 hours.
“The affected persons are advised to promptly comply with the directive to avoid embarrassment by law enforcement agents.”
CrossRiverWatch gathered that despite handing over the reins of office to the most senior administrative staff, most appointees had taken the vehicles attached to their offices home and still use it despite their resignations.
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