Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade has appointed eighteen Special Assistants on Religious Matters.
According to a press release issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Governor Ayade, the new appointees were appointed from Southern Senatorial District, Central Senatorial District and Northern Senatorial District in the state.
The appointees from Southern Senatorial District are Mrs Olive Effanga JP (Calabar Municipality), Rev. Effiom Ironbar (Calabar South LGA), Ven. Mesembe Effiong Inameti (Odukpani LGA), Mr John Bassey(Akamkpa LGA), Rev. Eyo Boco (Akpabuyo LGA), Rev. Fr. Paul Etene (Bakassi LGA) and Rev. James Abam (Biase LGA).
Those from the Central Senatorial District are Mr Michael Nsor (Ikom LGA), Rev. Fr. Gabriel Inah (Etung LGA), Sir P. O. Bisong (Boki LGA), Mrs Margaret Afro Enang (Obubra LGA), Hon. Inah Inah Usang (Yakurr LGA) and Rev. Sunday Elemi Edu (Abi LGA).
Also, the appointees from the Northern Senatorial District are Mr. Anthony Morod Mose JP (Ogoja LGA), Rev. Ben Akor (Obudu LGA), Mr. Godwin Ukpan (Obanliku LGA), Chief James Ashu (Bekwarra LGA) and Rev. Fr. Matthew Otuji (Yala LGA).