Gov Ayade Swears In First Non-Indigene Muslim Commissioner, 12 Others

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state on Wednesday tapped into Nigeria’s diversity by swearing in Adamu Musa as a commissioner.

Musa, who was sworn in alonside 12 others, becomes the first non-indigene Muslim to be appointed a commissioner in the state.

The new commissioners filled positions made vacant by their predecessors who left either to vie for elective offices or resigned following the governor’s defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The swearing-in which took place at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Calabar had in attendance the Deputy Governor, Prof. Evara Esu; the state Chief Judge, Justice Akon Ikpeme; and First Lady, Dr Linda Ayade, among other top government functionaries and guests.

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