Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has dismissed four commissioners from his cabinet.
The affected commissioners are Mike Usibe (New City Development), Rita Ayim (Women Affairs), Asu Okang (Information), and Ntufam Etim (Climate Change).
Governor Ayade also relieved five other appointees, who include Leo Inyambe, Orok Duke, Victor Okon, John Bassey, and Mbeh Agbiji – of their appointments.
Christian Ita, Special Adviser to Ayade on Media and Publicity, announced this in a statement on Monday in Calabar, the state capital.
The governor who thanked the affected commissioners and appointees for their services to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours, however, did not give reason for his action.
They have been told to return the government properties and vehicles in their possession to the Chief of Staff to the Governor.
The governor who announced his defection to the ruling party on May 20, became the second governor in six months to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).