Public Office Hopefuls In C’River To Denounce Cultism Before Appointment
The Cross River State House of Assembly has pronounced that all political appointees must denounce cultism openly before their appointment into public service.
Speaker of the House, Eteng Williams, made this known recently in the State House of Assembly Complex, Calabar, while confirming the three commissioner nominees sent in by the governor, Senator Ben Ayade.
The speaker who expressed the Assembly’s commitment to zero tolerance for cultism stated that, “Members have unanimously agreed that all political appointees henceforth must denounce cultism openly before their appointment into public service.”
He also urged the new commissioners to work closely with their House of Assembly members to help move the state forward, stating that members unanimously agreed that all the nominees be confirmed.
He advised the nominees to collaborate with the House to facilitate the uplift of the state.
Those confirmed are: Mr Asuquo Ekpeyong Jnr, immediate-past commissioner for finance; Mr Peter Akam Egba, former Commissioner for Commerce and Industries and Mr Tanko Ashang.
The confirmation was sequel to a correspondence from the governor asking for the House’s confirmation in line with Section 192(2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
The House which dissolved into the committee of a whole subjected the nominees to rigorous screening, asking questions bothering on how they intend to assist the state government deliver the gains of democracy to the citizenry.