Monday, 20 May 2019

A blend of technocrat in Ayade’s new appointment will move the state forward - Victor Effiong

A Cross Riverian with wealth of experience in the private sector, Mr. Victor Effiong Bassey has called on the governor of Cross River State, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade to add a blend of technocrats to his new list of cabinet members that will be unveiled soonest, stating that a mixture of politicians and technocrats will be a perfect combination to move the state forward.

Mr. Effiong who was speaking on the current state of affairs in the state said there's a great need for everyone to rally round the governor and give him the needed support by bringing their various expertise and skills to bare especially at this time where the state financial strength is diminishing.

He noted that, paucity of funds may have resulted to the delay in completing and execution of some major projects in the state, but with technocrats on board the next administration, there certainly will be a big difference.

In his words, "You know there's need for everyone to give the governor maximum support especially in this period where the state revenue is dwindling and couple with the fact that federal government has increased minimum wage. All the governor need to do now is bring in technocrats on board and there will be a lot ease in executing and completing projects and we will all see the difference." 

The young and innovative private sector driven expert went on to advise that the time is now for the governor to go into serious business of governance by including experienced and creative technocrats who can create avenues for revenue generation for the state in his team. 

Recall that Mr. Victor Effiong had contested for a legislative office in the just concluded general elections where a sought to represent Akampka 1 state house constituency in the Cross River State House of Assembly, but failed to secure the party's ticket due to some internal structure of the party where the national leadership decided to return all its current office holders.

The young energetic and ever smiling technocrat who has been in the private sector for over 15 years in various industries such as oil and gas, production, and construction industries believes his wealth of experience will be of great value to the state as he is ever ready to contribute to the growth of the state, despite what happened at the party's primary election.

According to him, "we came with our wealth of experience, and we have seen the way things are going and we think we have our quota to contribute. In government, you don't only need politicians but you bring in people that have the experience that can create things and drive revenue".