By Our Correspondent
In continuation of his philanthropy which began long before his foray into politics, Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade, today in Calabar donated ten brand new 32-seater Coaster buses to the Central and Southern Senatorial Zones of the state.
Ayade said the buses, which are a personal donation, were meant to alleviate the transportation difficulties currently being experienced by the people of the two zones.
He said the gesture was to replicate what the northern part of the state had for long been enjoying. The Governor promised that the gesture was just the beginning of several other things to come for the two Senatorial Zones.
According to him, “Today marks a special moment in my life. It is a day I have come to fulfil one of the promises I made to God that any opportunity He gives to me, I will convert that opportunity to the betterment of man and society.
“As a Senator, I ensured that the people of the Northern Senatorial Zone enjoyed the benefit of subsidized transportation. By that same grace and glory, God has again elevated me to the position of governor and I want to use the same opportunity to extend the benefit of subsidized transportation to the people of the Central and Southern Senatorial Zones.”
According to Ayade, “This has long been coming as a token of my appreciation for the people of the Central and Southern Senatorial Zones of the state. These buses are meant to drastically reduce the cost of transportation from Calabar and Ikom to Port Harcourt.”
Continuing, Governor Ayade said: “I know that what is sauce for the goose is also good for the gander. Therefore, both the Central and Southern Senatorial Zones deserve what our brothers and sisters from the north have been enjoying.”
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