Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Commissioner–nominees, others to write aptitude test on September 22, 2015

Nominees for appointments as commissioners in Cross River State are to undergo mandatory integrity and aptitude test, even as the state governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has already set up a selection committee to oversee the process.
A statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Chief Press Secretary, CPS, to the Governor, Mr. Christian Ita, said the nominees would have to undergo the aptitude test before their names would be forwarded to the state House of Assembly for confirmation.
The statement disclosed that appointment of chairmen and members of boards, agencies and parastatals and even special advisers would go through the same routine.
“Governor Ayade wants all nominees for appointments as commissioners to undergo integrity test. They will also write an aptitude test,” the statement said
According to the statement, the governor believes that every would-be appointee in the state must be subjected to ethical measurement to ascertain whether or not they can function in the new order, where accountability and transparency are the watchwords.
Consequently, the governor has set up a selection committee to oversee the process.
According to the statement “Renowned Abuja-based lawyer, Mr. Paul Erokoro, is the chairman of the committee which has prominent woman leader and politician, Mrs. Grace Ekanem and Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Martin Orim as members.”
In another development, Governor Ayade has terminated the contract for the evacuation of refuse in Calabar.
This follows the inability of the contracted firms, PATSON and PACLISON to evacuate refuse from the streets of Calabar.
It will be recalled that during a tour of the metropolis shortly after assuming office, Governor Ayade had given the contractors a three-month ultimatum to improve on the sanitary condition of the metropolis with a view to restoring its rightful status as the cleanest and greenest state in the country.

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