Governor Benedict Ayade of Cross River State has indicated his readiness to reshuffle his cabinet before May next year following the vacuum created by the resignations from his government.
On May 20, when he defected from PDP to APC, a handful of commissioners and aides who refused to move with him, resigned from his government.
Functionaries like the former Commissioner for information, Asu Okang and Permanent Secretary and Ministry of Information have not been in office since last year.
In a statement dated 4 May 2022 and signed by Mr Christian Ita, special adviser to the governor on publicity and media, Ayade said “the reshufflement is in a bid to ensure that his administration indeed finishes strong as it enters the last lap of its lifespan.”
He directed Permanent Secretaries of all MDAs to prepare to render assessments of various Political appointees which should be on their attendance and commitment to work.
Meanwhile, in another letter, also dated 4 May 2022, the governor directed all appointees of his government seeking elective positions to tender their resignation letters before 12 noon on 5 May 2022.