Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade, has sacked over 6000 political appointees in his cabinet.
Their sack followed directive from him that all political appointees should prepare their hand over note and submit to him through their permanent secretary
In a press release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Christian Ita, the directive affected all political appointees without fixed tenure.
The Politico gathered that the only political appointees who are exempted from this directive are those who have fixed tenure, those heading statutory board like State Universal Basic Education, Primary Health Care Development Agency and Water Board.
Heads of such institutions have fixed tenure and only when they have completed their tenure before they could be removed.
Our correspondent gathered that a number of political appointees have complied with the directive as they have submitted their hand over note.
Shortly after his re-election, Governor Ayade hinted that he intends to reduce the number of political appointees in his cabinet.
Our source gathered that the increase in the minimum wage might be responsible for the sudden sack of all political appointees in the state.