‘We Are Not Where We Ought To Be, A Lot More Needs To Be Done’ – Ayade On Second Year In Office

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By Jonathan Ugbal: Government House Correspondent

Cross River Governor, Senator Ben Ayade addressing the NTDs summit in Geneva (Screen grab: WHO)

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has called on Cross Riverians to pray and support his administration as a lot more needs to be done to get to where the state needs to be and deliver on his election promise.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Christian Ita and issue Monday in his Democracy day message to Cross Riverians where he said the state is not where it used to be as a lot has been achieved since he assumed office exactly 2 years ago.

“In two years, we can boldly say that our civil servants are not hungry as salaries remain paid as at when due, our garment factory, which has provided employment for thousands of our people has since commenced production, our 21 megawatts power plant to boost electricity supply within Calabar is nearing completion.

“Detailed designs for our signature 275km superhighway and Bakassi deep seaport have been completed and preliminary works have since commenced as we arrive to decouple the state from federal allocation,” the statement read.

The statement quoted Ayade as saying that Cross Riverians should not lose focus or hope in him as he is aware the state is not where it is supposed to be and reassured of his commitment to deliver on his campaign promises.

“It is obvious that we are not where we ought to be, but we are certainly not where we used to be. Don’t lose faith, don’t lose focus, entertain no fear, pray for me, pray for my team, for we are on course to deliver to you a Cross River of your dream,” the statement read.

The statement was released alongside sponsored pictures of completed projects and quotes of eminent personalities on Governor Ayade’s leadership style and vision.

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