Ayade warns aides against unau­tho­rised so­cial me­dia com­ments

The Punch - - POLITICS TODAY - Ada Wodu, Cal­abar

The Gov­er­nor of Cross River State, Prof Ben Ayade, has warned the newly ap­pointed com­mis­sion­ers and other po­lit­i­cal ap­pointees to de­sist from mak­ing pub­lic and pol­icy state­ments on so­cial me­dia.

The di­rec­tive was given on Sun­day through a state­ment is­sued by his Spe­cial Ad­viser on Me­dia and Pub­lic­ity, Mr Chris­tian Ita.

In the state­ment,

Ayade fur­ther warned the com­mis­sion­ers and ap­pointees of the gov­ern­ment against grant­ing or mak­ing both ra­dio and tele­vi­sion in­ter­views or ap­pear­ances with­out get­ting clear­ance from him.

The state­ment read, “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.

“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.”

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