The administrator administered the affected commissioners and exceptional advisers to hand over all government articles and house in their possession to their enduring secretaries.
A declaration by the secretary to the State Government, Mr. Michael Aniah, said the administrator had accepted the suspension of the influenced commissioners and exceptional advisers for not honouring a state function. He said only the administrator and a couple of aides attended the World AIDS Day commemoration.
The affected commissioners are Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Attah Ochinke; Commissioner for Finance, Etim Caifas; Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs. Edak Iwuchukwu; Commissioner for Social Development, Mrs. Patricia Endeley; Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Sandy Onor; Commissioner for Water Resources, Mr. Elemi Etowa; and Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. James Aniyom.
Special advisers suspended include Mr. Wilfred Usani, (Tourism Development); Eyo Okpo-Ene (Religious Affairs); Fabian Okpa (Special Duties); Gerald Adah (Investment Promotion); Effiong Bassey (Mineral Resources); Fred Osim (Political and Legislative Affairs) and Mark Obi (Legal Adviser).
Others are Francisca Nkoyo Effiom (Debt Management); Mrs Johnson Ebokpo (NGOs); Odo Effiong (Information and Telecommunication Technology); Prof. Temple Edim (Strategic Planning and Development); Eja Dons (Projects Monitoring and Evaluation) and Ntufam Odo Oji (Forestry and Biodiversity).