By Archibong Jeremiah, House Of Assembly Correspondent
The Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade has been given the go ahead by the State House of Assembly, to source for private partners that will fund the execution of his proposed signature projects.
The mandate was given to the governor by a unanimous resolution of the House yesterday after the adoption of a motion by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Joseph Bassey of Calabar South II state constituency.
After extensive arguments on the motion, the House unanimously resolved that the motion be made a resolution of the House.
Part of the prayers adopted as the resolution of the House reads: “The Cross River State House of Assembly hereby grant the state governor go ahead to source for private investors to fund the execution of the proposed legacy projects namely super highway from Calabar to Obudu, construction of deep sea port in Akpabuyo local government area and construction of the garment factory in Calabar.”
The resolution further urged the state government and its agencies to ensure that the execution of the said projects is in line with the state public procurement law and other financial laws.
And finally mandated the state governor to forward to the House of Assembly, supplementary appropriation bill or request for the review of the 2015 appropriation law whenever the funds for the execution of the project is released by the investors.
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