By CrossRiverWatch admin
Governor Ayade today met with President Buhari at the State House in Abuja. Details of their meeting were not immediately clear but a trusted source in the Villa told CrossRiverWatch that the governor is lobbying the President to return to the state for the commissioning of the Calabar monorail. The commissioning which was earlier billed for December 20, 2015 could not hold with the government not giving any reason for calling off the event.
But the governor while addressing State House correspondents after the visit said that with the poverty rate in Nigeria despite its large natural resources, any serious administration must take the issue of corruption seriously just as President Buhari was doing.
Governor Ayade said the ongoing efforts have started yielding results by providing the country the kind of international image that it needed.
He said: “The anti-corruption war is perfect. Those who know the pains, hardship and frustrations that Nigerians have passed through will agree with me on this.
“As a nation, there is so much in terms of natural resources and the people are so poor. But corruption has denied the general population the opportunity of benefitting, so what Mr. President is doing is the right thing and I fully support the war against corruption so far.”
Ayade support for President is coming against the background of harsh criticisms by his party, the PDP, of the President’s fight against corruption.
It will be recalled that President Buhari made his first state visit to Cross River state October 20, 2015 to perform the ground breaking ceremony for the 260 kilometer super highway from Calabar to the northern part of the state.
It was also not clear at the time of filing this whether the President has accepted to return to the state for the commissioning of the monorail or not.
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