The Cross River governor, Ben Ayade, has created a ministry of foreign affairs in the state.
The new ministry was announced on Tuesday when Mr Ayade swore-in 39 commissioners in Calabar.
Apart from foreign affairs, Mr Ayade also created ministry of robotics and artificial intelligence, ministry of humanity and social welfare, and ministry of grants and economic empowerment.
Other new ministries are ministry of establishment and payroll, ministry of special duties, ministry of aviation, ministry of commerce, ministry of sports and cinematography.
Among the already existing ministries in the state are ministry of training and doctoring, ministry of infrastructure, ministry of rural transformation, ministry of climate change, and ministry of new cities development.
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