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Governor Otu Appoints Two More Special Advisers

The Governor of Cross River, Sen. Bassey Otu has appointed two more Special Advisers (SAs) to add to the ones he earlier appointed.

The two new Special Advisers are Hon. Barr. Joe Etene as Special Adviser on Legislative Matters, and Comrade Clarkson Otu as Special Adviser on Labour Matters.

According to the press release signed by Emmanuel Ogbeche, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, “Both appointments are with immediate effect.”

In other news, the Governor has ordered the audit verification and image capture of all employees of the Unified Local Government Service, State Universal Basic Education Board(SUBEB), Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA), State and Local Government Pensioners.

The exercise, according to Dr Innocent Eteng, Head of Service, is set to resume simultaneously in two centres in the Central Senatorial District.

“To this end, all affected staff are mandatorily required to avail themselves of this exercise as shown in the Itinerary below:

Date: Monday, 23rd October – Saturday, 28th October 2023

Ikom Center: All Staff in Boki Etung and Ikom Local Government Areas

Venue: Ikom Local Government Council Headquarters.

Yakurr Center: All Staff in Obubra, Abi and Yakurr Local Government Areas

Venue: Yakurr Local Government Council Headquarters

Time: 9.00 am daily

The following documents are required for the exercise.

1. Complete Enrollment form

2. First Appointment Letter/Retirement letter

3. Confirmation Letter

4. Last 2 letters of Promotion

5. Valid means of Identification

6. Birth Certificate or Affidavit of Birth

7. Educational Qualifications

8. Current Pay slip

9. NIN

“Accordingly, all Councils and affected MDAs are expected to submit their staff Nominal Roll/staff disposition as appropriate to avoid the omission of their names in the verified payroll that will emanate from the exercise, please.

“This is for strict and immediate compliance,” the statement said.

By Frank Ulom, The Converseer