The appointees of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State have been barred from chatting with journalists or granting press interviews.
In a press release made obtainable to DAILY POST on Tuesday, the Particular Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Governor, Christian Ita, stated he has noticed with disappointment that some individuals have regrettably arrogated to themselves the position of the Chief Press Secretary.
“I’ve noticed with utter disappointment that some individuals within the media unit have regrettably arrogated to themselves the position of the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor and have persistently been posturing as talking for the governor.
“The newest of such incident occurred yesterday when one of many appointees within the unit reportedly spoke on a fragile problem he had no authorization is a living proof.
“Whereas I’m nonetheless battling to clear the mess occasioned by the brazen zealotry of the purported spokesperson, could I warn that not at all ought to an appointee within the Media unit posture, parade or cross himself/herself off as talking for His Excellency, Governor Ben Ayade.”
Ita stated that as a reminder, the accountability of talking for His Excellency the Governor, stays the unique protect of the Particular Adviser on Media/Chief Press Secretary.
He stated any additional circumvention of this warning shall be greeted with the severity of penalty it deserves, together with redeployment from the unit,
“For a coordinated movement of data and a strategic response to points that border on the Governor’s picture, ONLY the Chief Press Secretary/Particular Adviser on Media and Publicity holds the gavel, except as he so delegates,” he acknowledged.