Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River has ordered a comprehensive re-verification of civil servants in the state.
His Chief Press Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Ogbeche stated in Calabar on Tuesday that the governor also ordered the suspension of recruitment into the state’s civil service.
In addition, the governor ordered the revalidation of all promotions pronounced in the last six months.
The governor noted that these were part of the plan to reposition the civil service
“This is in line with Cross River government’s desire to reposition the state civil service to meet modern-day service delivery objectives.
“It will also enable the government to plan effectively for the overall good of hardworking civil servants.
“All civil servants must subject themselves to screening and documentation at the Office of the Secretary to the State Government at a date to be announced,’’ Ogbeche quoted the governor as saying.