Gov Ayade appoints new DG for MEDA, others

Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade (Left) receiving an award from NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure

The State Governor, His Excellency Professor Ben Ayade has approved the appointment of Mr Emmanuel Akpong as the new General Manager, GM of the Cross River State Newspaper Corporation publishers of Nigerian Chronicle.

Mr Akpong who was the acting General Manager of the corporation takes over from Barr. Gilbert Agbor, who has now been appointed the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on External Investments.

Before now, Calabar Reporters had reported that Mr Emmanuel Akpong was on dismissed as general manager of the newspaper corporation. The post also read that Mr Akpong was replaced by Barrister Gilbert Napoleon Agbor, whom as at press time information is still sketchy about his previous background.

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The article also stated that, the just fired GM was redeployed from the state ministry of information to man the position as GM of Nigerian Chronicle, also known as Cross River Newspaper Corporation (CRSNC).

However, a release signed by Mr Christian Ita, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Chief Press Secretary said the governor also approved the appointment of Mr Francis Daniel as Senior Special Assistant on Cross River Geographic Information System Agency.

Similarly, the governor approved the appointment of Mr Philip Otigbo Inyang as Director Operations, Cross River Geographic Information Agency;  Mr Obeten Oden Ogbaka, Chairman, Micro Finance and Enterprise Development Council while Ignatius Atsu was reappointed  as the Director General Microfinance and Enterprise Development Agency (MEDA).


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