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CROSS RIVER: PDP’s Gov Ayade appoints APC chieftain as board chair

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Governor of Cross River State and a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member, Ben Ayade, has appointed Dr Odey Oyama, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), as the interim chairman of the state anti-deforestation task-force.

Senior Special Adviser (SSA) to the governor on media and publicity, Mr Christian Ita, announced this in a statement he made available to newsmen.

Ita, who said that the appointment was with immediate effect, added that approval of the interim task-force was to enforce the anti-deforestation policy of the PDP government in Cross River State.

He said, “The new interim task-force has Dr Odey Oyama as chairman with the 18 Heads of Local Government Administration (HOLGA) as members.

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The governor warned that any HOLGA that allows illegally logged woods to pass through his or her local government area faces termination from the local government service.

“It should be noted that any HOLGA that allows illegally logged woods to pass through his or her local government area, faces termination from the local government service.”

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