Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has cautioned all Commissioners, Special Advisers, Members of Boards and Commissions, Special Assistants and other Personal Aides from granting press interviews without permission from the governor.
The Secretary to the State Government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem gave the directive in a statement made available to newsmen in Uyo on Wednesday.
According to him, the directive is part of efforts to streamline and ensure a coordinated approach to information management and dissemination in the state.
“The Akwa Ibom State Government has directed that all government functionaries, including Commissioners, Special Advisers, Members of Boards and Commissions, Special Assistants and other Personal Aides of the Governor, should henceforth desist from granting press interviews without the permission of Gov. Mr Udom Emmanuel.
“The Commissioner for Information and Strategy as well as the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor are exempted from this directive.
“They will continue to carry out their functions accordingly as the spokespersons to the State Government and the Governor respectively,” Ekuwem said.
He explained that the directive was with immediate effect. ( NNN)
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