By CrossRiverWatch admin in Germany
In his irrepressible desire to see through his signature projects, the governor of Cross River State, Senator Ben Ayade today signed the quality control deal for the Calabar-Ikom-Ogoja-Obudu super highway which the governor has proposed as one of his signature projects in his first tenure.
The deal which was signed in the German city of Wiesbaden is one of several steps that the governor is taking to see that work on the project begins soonest.
The governor had announced last week that he was in discussions with the President of the country, President Mohammadu Buhari, who is expected to come to the state to do the groundbreaking before the commencement of work, hopefully in few weeks.
While signing the deal, the governor said he will prove all the ‘Doubting Thomases’ wrong by making sure that the road is delivered to Cross Riverians before the end of his first tenure despite the financial challenges that the state is facing.
According to governor Ayade, “Anytime there is a genuine desire to work for the good and in the interest of a greater majority of the people, the cosmic will make provision because it is for the sake of the people. I am very confident that this project which some pessimists are saying won’t be possible, will be delivered before the end of our first term in office.
“We have interested investors already who want to come and invest their money in developing our intended projects and I must say that these projects are many. If you go to Airport by pass, Ayade is building a state owned garment factory there and I am happy to announce that all equipment were paid for two weeks ago.”
The governor informed that the design for the state owned Seaport in Calabar is at advanced stage and the transaction adviser will be appointed on his return to Nigeria.
The governor who is presently in Germany to do recruitment for project quality control is also aggressively driving German investors to key into his other plans which include a cement factory and quarry procurement.
He is expected to depart Germany for Barcelona in Spain tonight to attend the World Governors Forum for Climate Change where he serves as the African Chair. He is expected to deliver a paper at the forum later tomorrow.