By Jonathan Ugbal
The Special Assistant on Non-Indigenes Affairs and Muslim Matters to Governor Ben Ayade, Alhaji Abdulkarim Adam says non-indigenes residing in Cross River are peace lovers and will act decisively to ensure it remains so.
“We don’t have problems in Cross River as other states because the non-indigenes here, we are very refined and educated, we are peace lovers and want to work hard to ensure we contribute our quota to its development.” Abdulkarim said in a telephone interview with CrossRiverWatch.
The Ogoja born politician of Hausa descent said the Hausa community living in Ogoja local government area has been residing there for over 100 years so there was no way they will do anything that will strain the relationship between them and Cross Riverians.
Disclosing the government’s plans for non-indigenes in the state, Abdulkarim said “We are going to embark on massive sensitization campaigns to see how our people, the Hausas, Igbos, Yoruba’s and others will key into his Excellency’s vision and policies to help develop the state.
“Cross River state is very unique and peaceful. We have a governor who knows what he is doing and he has kept exhibiting his kindness partnering and carrying the non-indigenes along and several other things which include the signature projects.”
Abdulkarim who till his appointment was the Protocol Officer in the Ogoja chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, after serving two terms as a Ward Chairman also called on Cross Riverians to be patient with the current administration.
“We thank God for the governor and we have to be patient with the governor as well as support him in order for him to deliver.” He said.
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