Gov. Ben Ayade Suspends Perm. Sec. Over School Prayer Ban In Cross...

Gov. Ben Ayade Suspends Perm. Sec. Over School Prayer Ban In Cross River

By News Desk | The Trent on October 31, 2015
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Cross River Governor, Professor Ben Ayade

Obviously angered by the directive banning morning devotion and prayers in private and public primary and secondary schools, there is an indication that the Cross River State Governor has ordered the immediate suspension of the Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Education, Mrs Anne Odey.

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The state government has also indicated the lifting of the ban on devotion and prayers in the schools across the state.

Odey was alleged to have  flouted laid down civil service rules by making the announcement through a circular  she signed that was forwarded to all public and private primary and secondary schools in the state, ordering the ban of morning and afternoon devotion in the schools.

Odey is believed to have issued the circular based on an alleged advice from the state police command due to security challenges facing the nation.

But, in a swift reaction to the development, the State Security Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade, Mr Jude Ngaji, disclosed to journalists that the governor had ordered that the permanent secretary be suspended indefinitely with immediate effect.

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  1. This directive by the state governor should not be overlooked nor taken to a negative concept. As the chief security officer of the state, the gov have a concrete evidence , that HAUSA/FULANI under the disguise of boko haram , has infiltrated in the whole mosque and have heavy arms dumped in their various locations in the state . Waiting for order from their arewa short wave radio when to strike the Christians , especially where they are gathered in full, schools, churches and inflict pain and disarray . He is bent on preventing THIS TO HAPPEN.
    So please my fellow citizens do not be pessimistic with this directive , it is not meant to wage war against the children of God. Thank you .

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