CRSHA Confirms 13, Reject 1 Commissioner Nominees

In Breaking News, Politics

By Mary Bassey, House of Assembly Correspondent

The Cross River State House of Assembly (CRSHA) has confirmed 13, reject one out of the 26 Commissioner nominees sent by Governor Bassey Otu.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Rt Hon. Elvert Ayambem, had said the 26 nominees will be confirmed in batches to enable the House to do a thorough job.

He advised the nominees to synergize with the House when they assume duties in their various ministries.

The confirmation of the first batch was sequel to the report of the House Committee on Judiciary, Public Service Matters, Public Petitions and Conflict Resolution presented, during plenary, by the Chairman, Hon. Davies Etta; a member representing Abi State Constituency.

According to the report, the confirmed nominees, who were screened on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, met all the constitutional requirements and were also found to be fit after being subjected to proper scrutiny by the committee.

In their various remarks, the Lawmakers observed that the nominees were people of integrity and commended  Governor Otu for choosing people that will work with him to improve Cross River State.

Meanwhile, the House has rejected and refused to confirm Mrs. Eno Gladies Eutendala.

Cross River State House of Assembly has rejected and refused to confirm Mrs. Eno Gladys Eutendala over petition against her from her people in Yakurr LGA.

The House disclosed that her rejection is a result of numerous petitions filed against her by the people of Yakurr LGA; her constituency.

The Lawmakers further disclose that Mr. Oden Ewa has not been confirmed because is unavoidably absent due to his engagement outside the country.

The 13 confirmed nominees are:

Dr. Ene Ita Margaret

Mr. Michael Odere

Dr. Beatrice Igwe

Mr. Ankpo Pius Edet

Hon. Edema Erom

Chief Francis Ekpeyong

Hon Patrick Egbede

Ntufam Anum Emmanuel 

Prince Eka Williams 

Barr. Odum Ijom Ukam

Barr. Offiong Bassey Mensah

Dr. Henry Egbe Ayuk

Pastor Ekpeyong Cobham

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