Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has issued a stern warning to his commissioners, special advisers, members of boards and commissions, special assistants and other personal aides to desist from granting press interviews without his permission.
In a statement issued on Wednesday by the Secretary to the State Government, Emmanuel Ekuwem, the governor exempted the Commissioner for Information and Strategy and the Chief Press Secretary from such order and warned that anyone caught in the acts of granting press interviews would face the consequence.
“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,” he said.