Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has reshuffled his cabinet and swore in 13 new commissioners barely five months to the end of his administration.
The former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr Eric Anderson, was appointed the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, while the former Director-General, Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Janet Ekpenyong, was appointed the Commissioner for health.
Also, the governor appointed Alhaji Adamu Musa from Kano State as the Commissioner for Intergovernmental Affairs.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new commissioners filled vacancies created by the exit of their former occupants, who left either to vie for elective offices or as a result of the governor’s defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a speech at the swearing-in in Calabar on Tuesday, Ayade urged the new commissioners to work assiduously to ensure that his administration finished strong.(NAN)