Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has added a new media aide to his cabinet.
Ayade, CONVERSEER learned appointed Imani Odey as Special Adviser on Electronic Media.
This was stated in a press release signed by Barr. Christian Ita, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Governor on April 6, 2023.
According to the release, Odey was the former Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media.
“The State Governor, His Excellency, Prof Ben Ayade, has approved the appointment of Imani Odey as Special Adviser, Electronic Media.
“Imani was until the latest appointment, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media.
“Her new appointment is with immediate effect”, the press release with reference number: Our Ref: GO/PRESS/012/VOL.III/179, stated.
Odey’s appointment has received cheers from Cross Riverian, especially the Cross River State chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), an association she once headed as Secretary.
In a statement signed by the NAWOJ chairperson, Umo-Basi Edet, a veteran journalist, the association said the appointment was another testimony of Odey’s ever-rising profile as a creative media guru and a rare personality of focus.
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The association also Ayade for what it described as diplomatic protocols extended to Odey to enable her to function maximally on her state assignments.
“We consider it a privilege to send you this congratulatory message, on your latest appointment as the Special Adviser on Electronic Media to the Governor.
“This congratulatory letter, is a token of our appreciation to you, on behalf of hundreds of our members across the state, for standing in the gap for Cross River State and helping to positively impact our state’s perspective as one of the states with competent human resources needed to make the country a better place.
“This is even so, as we recall, that you were the Secretary of NAWOJ Cross River State, Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, among many other appointments.
“Your various appointments and engagements as well as your experience in the media space, truly confirm you, as an inspiration to the present and future generations; as have been conferred on you in the past, through awards, by many organizations.
“Your appointment is a testament to your media sagacity laced with experience, capacity, and competencies required to head such a sensitive position in this administration.
“This noble assignment, therefore, requires the leadership and coordination of a person with unquestionable character, unshakeable integrity, vast media experience, and honest understanding of our diversity.
“We hereby pray that God grant you good health and all other fruits of divine grace to be able to carry out the responsibilities He has placed on your shoulders and the courage to answer the call to duty, when Cross River needs you, as may be the case this time”, the statement read.
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