By Jonathan Ugbal
The ability of Cross Riverians to support the present administration as well as live in peace and good neighborliness has been described as the major catalyst to return the State back to her glory days says the Senator representing Cross River Central senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Owan Enoh.
Owan who transited into the upper House from the lower House where he was a member of the fifth, sixth and seventh Assembly posits that the State is on the right part to greatness if Cross Riverians don’t cease supporting the administration of Governor Benedict Ayade who according to him is the right man for the job which can be seen in his plans for the State.
His words: “Imagine the super highway running through 16 local governments, there will be no catalyst for the growth and development of Cross River State than that and the seaport. Of all the goods that come in through the ports in Lagos, up to 70 percent of these find their way to the South East and South-South States. Imagine if there is access through the State which is closer to these areas. I am sure this is what the State needed”.
The Etung born politician says Cross Riverians cannot wait to see the projects come to fruition and according to him, this anxiety is visible in the enthusiasm displayed by the leadership of the State; expressing optimism that there are people of Cross River origin that can man top positions to drive the State economy.
“There is a lot of human capital, there is a lot of intellect, and there is a lot of capacity. I don’t think we lack the capacity so human capacity and capital can’t be a problem” he says.
On the 8th Assembly, Senator Owan maintains that more is yet to be seen as it is just beginning. “The 8th Assembly is just starting, so there is nothing much to say except that after every four years, when one Assembly ends, Nigerians get a better Assembly. I am full of hope that Nigerians will get a better Assembly. We are on recess, the committees system has not been put in place yet. But when we get back, work begins”.
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