According to reports on Punch Newspapers Cross River State nominees for appointments as commissioners in the state will undergo a mandatory integrity and aptitude test.
The governor, Prof. Ben Ayade in statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, said the nominees would have to undergo the aptitude test before their names would be forwarded to the state House of Assembly for confirmation.
The statement read, “His Excellency, Prof. Ben Ayade, wants all the nominees for appointments as commissioners to undergo an integrity test. Additionally, the nominees would also write an aptitude test.”
The governor believes that the ethical test will ascertain whether or not they could function in the new order, where accountability and transparency are the watchwords.
Members of the committee to conduct the test on the nominee included Mr. Paul Erokoro, an Abuja-based lawyer, who will serve as chairman, while the Chief of Staff to the governor, Mr. Martin Orim, and Mrs. Grace Ekanem will serve as members.