Hundreds of individuals drawn from the 18 native authorities areas of Cross River State final weekend stormed the Millennium Park, Calabar to point out solidarity with Governor Ben Ayade in a rally organized by chairmen of the council areas.
The native authorities chairmen stated they organized the rally in appreciation and help of the aggressive industrialisation drive of the Ayade administration which has culminated within the institution of industries throughout the state.
The council bosses additionally thanked the governor for investing in human capital growth, “thereby constructing a Cross River of tomorrow and getting ready our youths for the longer term”.
Talking on the rally, a visibly excited Ayade stated the solidarity rally got here to him as a shock as he had no inkling of it.
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He thanked the council chairmen for standing with him, saying the social contract he signed with the folks of the state was to elevate Cross River out of the doldrums by means of large industrialisation.
The governor pledged to proceed to create jobs for the folks by means of industrialisation throughout the ambit of accessible assets.
He referred to as on Cross Riverians to “unite and shield our state and our infrastructure from divisive and harmful brokers”.
Earlier, Peter Ojie, senior particular adviser to the governor on political issues, confused that Ayade’s skill to industrialise the state within the face of meagre assets confirmed competence, including that “this rally can be meant to display that the help we gave him in 2015 and 2019 was not in useless”.
Ojie appealed to all Cross Riverians to proceed to help the governor “in order that he can end robust”.
Talking on behalf of his colleagues, Offiong Bassey, chairman of Akpabuyo native authorities space and chairman of the Chairmen Discussion board, stated they have been overwhelmed by the governor’s industrialization drive and the attendant prosperity agenda it held for the folks.
He assured them of their continued help for the insurance policies and programmes of the Ayade administration which he stated “are the catalysts for Cross River of our dream”.