Efio-Ita Nyok|10 April 2017
Former Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Barr. Efiok Cobham, has described as 'cheap' an information bordering on the Office of the Director of Protocols to the Executive Governor of Cross River, submitted by acclaimed social change agent in the state, Mr Joseph Odok Esq., Ph.D.
Although the former public officer did not state a reason(s) why he held the opinion about Odok's thread, Odok had alleged on his social media account,last weekend, that the occupant of the Office of Protocols to Governor Ben Ayade was, against Civil Service Rule, promoted from Level 13 to being a Director. Odok also made mention of the said officer to be known for extorting monies before he allows a visitor to see His Excellency.
Odok's statements reads in part, 'Ayade's Director of protocol was recently promoted to level 13, but according to civil service rule, a director ought to be a level 16 officer
'Why will things work when Ayade Benedict is constantly violating civil service rules. Why will the guy not be in the habit of collecting tips before visitors are allowed access to the governor?', he said.
On his part, Cobham reacted thus: 'This is cheap Odok'.
Cobham's position seem confusing to me: What was really 'cheap'? Is it the act of whistle blowing (by Odok) or the fact that the act is perceived to cast negative aspersions on the said public officer? Barr. Cobham should throw more light, please?
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