By Elijah Ugani
The Chairman of the Cross River State New Cities Development Board, Mr. KJ Jedy Agba has congratulated the state’s governor, Senator Ben Ayade on the occasion of his third year in office.
Mr. Agba in a statement to CrossRiverWatch said Mr. Ayade has toiled day and night to ensure that the state’s fortunes are improved and scored him high. Also, he felicitated Cross Riverians on the democracy day celebrations.
The statement read: “Exactly three years ago today, His Excellency stood before our people who had gathered from across the State and committed himself to the opportunities of serving our people, the people of Cross River State.
“I have watched you, in spite of the daunting challenges, tolled night and day to serve our people, to improve quality of lives of our people and to give back to humanity.
“I commend His Excellency’s efforts in protecting democratic norms and values of our people these past three years in office. Peace, unity and stability of the State as well as protection of lives and property has become much more important than any democratic gain, and all these you have brought to our people.
“Indeed Cross Riverians have noted with delight that despite the lean finances of the State and the huge challenges facing the State economy, Cross River has continued to March on with a clear vision and confidence under your watch.
“I salute your efforts at decoupling the state economy from dependence on federal allocation, the giant strides at returning the State back to the path of industrialization and for building on the legacies of your predecessors and maintaining the state development trajectory thereby bringing smiles to the faces of Cross Riverians.
“In keeping with His Excellency’s pledge to put food on the table of Cross Riverians and ensuring that no Cross River child goes to bed hungry, you have pursued your efforts at creating employment for our people with a single minded determination.
“I am particularly thankful to His Excellency for the privilege he afforded me to serve cross Riverians under his administration. In pledging my total unfettering support to His Excellency administration, I charge all indigenes of the State and Nigerians alike resident in the State to rise up to the task of developing the State in line with the lofty dreams, vision and ideals of the Governor.
“I congratulate His Excellency for the gigantic achievement so far and wish you many more years of selfless service to our people,” he said.
Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism
CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.
Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.
Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.