Cross Rivers state governor, Ben Ayade, today suspended the Commissioner of Water Resources in the state, Ntufam Ojie and the Managing Director of the state’s Water Board Limited, Oju Igile, indefinitely, over their lateness to work. The Governor at about 9am paid an unscheduled visit to the ministry and on getting there, he was told that the commissioner and Igile had not resumed for the day. Ayade while speaking to newsmen, said such acts of indiscipline will not be tolerated.
“This is about 9 o’clock in the morning and the Commissioner for Water Resources is not at his duty post. The managing director of state Water Board is not in the office. I cannot understand why he is not in the office. I, therefore, with immediate effect, announce his suspension. We will appoint somebody to take over this office with immediate effect. Any commissioner I find in this circumstance will leave”he said