Sunday, 5 January 2020

Breaking: Gov Ayade shuts out Commissioners, others from social media

Government News Source|5 January 2020 

Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade has directed all Commissioners and other political appointees of the government to henceforth desist from making public and policy statements on social media.

Giving the directive through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Christian Ita, Governor Ayade also warned the commissioners as well as appointees of the government against granting or making both radio and television interviews/appearances without getting clearance from him.

According to the statement, "henceforth no commissioner or political appointee is allowed to showcase or make policy pronouncements on social media without seeking clearance from His Excellency. Every commissioner is from now henceforth expected to prove himself or herself on the field rather than on the social media."

Making further clarification, statement said: "On the dissemination of government information, I want to make it abundantly clear that there are just two persons designated for the discharge of this function. That is the Commissioner for Information and Orientation as well as the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Christian Ita."

The governor also warned that any contravention of the directive will be met with severe sanctions.

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