Monday, 1 June 2020

Ben Akak Foundation makes salient statements over Ayade's 5 years in office







As Cross Riverians celebrate the five years anniversary of governor Ben Ayade's administration, the Ben Akak Foundation, a humanitarian organization poised with the mandate of reaching out to the poor and vulnerable in the society has also joined teeming and good spirited Cross Riverians to pour encomiums on the governor for his good works after five years.




In a statement made available to TDN on Friday in Calabar to mark the 5th Anniversary of the Ben Ayade's led administration, the Chairman of the Foundation, Engr. Ben Akak, made some silent remarks concerning the administration under review. Engr. Akak who appreciated the governor's industrialisation effort noted that, the result of this stride will be harvested through job opportunities, and financial liberation for the state. 



"You came in to industrialise the state and today, it is obvious that after five years, Cross River State can boast of emerging industries. The resultant effects of the myriads of industries that are spread across the 18 Local Government Areas of the State are the jobs created for Cross Riverians, the revenues that will be injected into the State coffers as the years goes by and as those industries gain momentum, sooner than expected, the State will gradually be decoupled from its over dependence on the Federal Allocation" he stated.


 
"Today marks the beginning of a new beginning for Cross River State and Cross Riverians alike even as Nigeria marks the 29th day of May as a day where Nigeria practically walked into a new era of democracy. 5 years ago on this very date, you stepped into the scene with a clearly articulated vision for the future of Cross River State and its people.



"You came in knowing the enormity of the challenges our people face which you know  would require long-term solutions. This you have pursued with equal zest. You came in to industrialise the state and today, it is obvious that after five years, Cross River State can boast of emerging industries.



"The resultant effects of the myriads of industries that are spread across the 18 Local Government Areas of the State are the jobs created for Cross Riverians, the revenues that will be injected into the State coffers as the years goes by and as those industries gain momentum, sooner than expected, the State will gradually be decoupled from its over dependence on the Federal Allocation"

Recalling the words of the former Governor Liyel Imoke during his valedictory speech on this same date five years ago, Engr Akak said, "I am confident that an administration led by two of the state's brightest, Senator Professor Ben Ayade and Professor Ivara Ejemot Esu shall consolidate the socio-economic transformation which my administration started.

"They are the right pair of hands to steer the ship of the State out of troubled times…Truth be told, your intellectual and professorial acumen which is heightened by the presence of your Deputy, Prof. Ivara Esu has been a plus to the State, little wonder the giant strides recorded in the Education sector through the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB.

"As we begin this new era, I want to wholeheartedly congratulate you and salute your courage to drive your selfless vision even in the face of our peculiar dwindling financial base. For us at the Ben Akak Foundation, we are poised to support your deep vision in transforming the State and taking it to its eldorado. Once again, Congratulations and Happy super digital Anniversary" he stated.

 

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