Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, has announced an indefinite suspension of payment of tuition by indigenes of the State in the State-owned Cross River State University of Technology.
He further extended service year for indigenes of the State who have completed their one year National Youth Service Corps and are still without jobs.
The Governor also constituted a seven-man judicial panel of inquiry to look into complaints of victims of police brutality with a charge on the panel to do a thorough job.
The panel which is headed by the immediate past Acting Chief Judge of the State, Justice Michael Edem, has six other members, including representatives of youth groups.
Governor Ayade used the occasion to reel out a number of other measures for the citizens, particularly youths, to cushion the effects of the current economic reality.
The measures include a directive to each of the eighteen local government areas to employ one thousand workers each, while the state government will employ two thousand into its civil service.