Ayade warns aides against unauthorised social media comments
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.”