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Gov Otu dissolves State Council of Chiefs

Governor Bassey Otu has approved the immediate dissolution of the Cross River State Council of Chiefs (Traditional Rulers’ Council).

This was made known in a press statement signed by Prof. Anthony Owan-Enoh, Secretary to the State Government (SSG) on Friday, 14th June 2024.

According to the statement, the Governor’s decision is in line with Section 4(1) of the Council of Chiefs Law, Cap. C15, Laws of Cross River State 2004.

The statement said the dissolution was necessary because the tenure of the current Traditional Rulers’ Council has elapsed.

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“His Excellency, the Governor of Cross River State, Senator (Prince) Bassey Edet Otu, has approved the immediate dissolution of the State Council of Chiefs. The action of the Governor is made pursuant to Section 4(1) of the Council of Chiefs Law, Cap. C15, Laws of Cross River State 2004.

“Accordingly, the tenure of the Council has since lapsed. It will also be recalled that the State House of Assembly recently passed a Resolution for the change of the leadership of the Council of Chiefs, who had overstayed his term of office.

“The Governor appreciates the Chairman and Members of the dissolved Council of Chiefs for their meritorious services to the State and wishes them the best in their continuing roles as Traditional Rulers in their respective domains,” the statement by Owan-Enoh read.

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