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Gov. Otu Appoints Nation Correspondent As New CPS


Comrade Nsa Gill

By Ita Williams, Calabar

Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River State has appointed Comrade Nsa Gill, the Cross River State Correspondent for the Nation newspaper and Chairman, of Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ) Cross River State Council as his new Chief Press Secretary (CPS).

The announcement was made in a press release signed on Monday by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. A. Owan Enoh.

In addition to Gill’s appointment, the governor also approved the appointment of Sir Maurice Effiwatt as Acting Chairman of the Civil Service Commission, Mr. Linus Obogo as Special Adviser, Media & Publicity, and Mr. Emmanuel Ogbeche as Special Adviser, Media to the Governor in Abuja.

As contained in the release Prince Edwin Okon was also confirmed as Chairman of the Cross River State Internal Revenue Service, and Mr. Abang Sylvester Otu as the State Chief of Protocol.

The statement also announced the immediate suspension of Mr. Uko Inaku as Chairman of the Cross River State Civil Service Commission.

The appointments and confirmations are effective immediately.

Meanwhile, Gill’s appointment has received praises from members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ). Comrade Mike Abang, Chairman of the Sports Writer Association of Nigeria, Cross River State chapter and a correspondent chapel member for Business Day newspaper, said , “Gill’s appointment is long overdue and well deserved. We give God the Glory. It is a good thing that happened to NUJ.”

Tribune Correspondent, Mr. Joseph Abasi-Abasi, also commented on the appointment, stating, “My reaction is simple: it beholds on the Governor to look into the NUJ as the synergy between the media and the government. It is a welcome development, and we all applaud it. I can see the Governor fitting square pegs in square holes.”

With this appointment, Gill will now serve as the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Otu, playing a pivotal role in shaping the communication strategy of the governor.


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