Senator Liyel Imoke yesterday took the oath of office as the governor of Cross River State to commence his second term with a promise to surpass the achievements of his first term.
State Chief Judge, Justice Dorothy Eyamba-Idem, administered the oath of office on Imoke and his deputy, Mr. Efiok Cobham, inside the main bowl of the Calabar Cultural Centre.
In his inaugural speech, Governor Imoke said his administration believes that government should be taken to those who needs it most, and promised to upgrade education and health care facilities as well as provide infrastructure such as road, water supply and state-wide electrification, all in the bid to achieve social transformation.
Meanwhile, less than six hours after being sworn in as governor, Imoke has dissolved his former state executive council. The dissolution was contained in a press release signed by the secretary to the state government, Mr. Mike Anian, and made available to our correspondent.
Though no reason was given for the dissolution, it takes effect from February 28.