In a ceremonious event held at Dan Archibong Lodge, the Executive Governor of Cross River State, Sen. Bassey Edet Otu, swore in 31 commissioners, consisting of 24 men and 7 women. The newly appointed commissioners were entrusted with the responsibility of executing their duties with utmost diligence and a strong sense of responsibility.
During his address, Governor Otu expressed his belief that the stewardship of these commissioners would propel the progress of the state to the next level. He emphasized the need for them to carry out their assignments with diligence, accountability, and commitment. The governor acknowledged the experience and trustworthiness of the commissioners and emphasized that they all shared a common burden – to elevate Cross River State to new heights.
The governor also highlighted the agro-industrial revolution initiated by Governor Ayade and the need for the commissioners to fill the existing gaps and challenges in various territories. He reminded them that their actions and intentions should be guided by God and that they must learn to serve the people, as leadership entails serving others.
Governor Otu encouraged the commissioners to embrace the task at hand wholeheartedly and to be prepared to face challenges and criticisms. He urged them not to be distracted as long as they continued to do what is right and beneficial for the people. The governor expressed confidence that although they might not receive immediate accolades, their dedication and commitment would eventually be recognized and appreciated by the people.
In his closing remarks, Governor Otu emphasized the need for a change in direction to restore Cross River State to its former glory. He acknowledged the high expectations of the people and urged the commissioners to work tirelessly to fulfill those expectations.
The commissioners were appointed to various portfolios and will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of policies in their respective areas. They were also assigned to specific Local Government Areas within the state.
As the newly sworn-in commissioners assume their roles and offices, they are expected to prioritize the welfare and progress of Cross River State. Their hard work, dedication, and focus on achieving tangible results will be key in fulfilling the aspirations of the state and its people.
Governor Bassey Otu’s swearing in of these commissioners marks a new chapter in Cross River State’s governance, one that seeks responsible and diligent service to bring about positive change and development.