Acting President lauds gov. Ayade's industrial drive

Acting President lauds gov. Ayade's industrial drive

Acting President Yemi Osibanjo who visited Cross River State yesterday on the last leg of his tour of states in the Niger Delta region, has assured the people and government of the state that the Federal Government has not forgotten them.

Osinbajo said this while performing the ground-breaking ceremony of Ayade Industrial Park Calabar as part of his two-day working visit to the state.

Osinbajo, who also inaugurated the Calabar Garment Factory in the course of his official visit, described it as a clear way of providing jobs for the unemployed.

Heads of Key Parastatals and Agencies in the council are Mr Godwin Emefiele Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Yemi Kale Statistician-General of the Federation, Mr Olukayode Pitan MD, Bank of Industry, Mr Segun Awolowo, CEO Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Ms Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary Nigeria Investment Promotion Council and Amb. It is because we have here people of every race, people of every tribe bringing in their different cultures, their different strengths (together). Ben Ayade of Cross River's signature projects.

He said: "Unity is very important".

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In response, the Acting President said Cross River is historic in Nigeria assuring that the Federal Government can never forget a strategic state like Cross River.

He said that for Nigeria to make progress, there was need for unity among Nigerians.

"When people speak of Nigeria and respect this country, it is because of the diversity; because of the strength in numbers".

According to him, the traditional institution had been the foundation of government.

The Acting President was later given a chieftain title in Efik tradition "Ada-idaha ke Efik Eburutu (a chief in Obong's Council)".

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