Governor Liyel Imoke
Cross River State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, has officially resumed work after a three-month vacation.
Imoke, who returned to the country on Friday, had in compliance with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), written to the state House of Assembly, notifying the lawmakers of his return and intention to resume work.
The governor had officially written to the lawmakers to intimate them of his travel abroad on accumulated leave.
Imoke, who left Nigeria on November 19, 2012 for undisclosed reasons, had officially written to the lawmakers to intimate them of his travel abroad on an accumulated leave.
He had handed over to his deputy, Efiok Cobham.
The statement from his office had explained that he proceeded on a two-month vacation, where he underwent some medical tests.
The statement had said his doctors advised him to undergo further evaluation, thus necessitating the transfer of power to his deputy.
Meanwhile, the governor has congratulated former President Olusegun Obasanjo on his 76th birthday.
Imoke in a statement issued in Calabar Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, described Obasanjo as the father of modern Nigeria.
He said the former president deserves all the commendation and goodwill messages he is getting given his role in ensuring the unity and growth of the country and his rich contribution to our of democratic process.