The governor of cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade has expressed optimism that Nigeria’s challenges are surmountable and called of the citizens to be patient and hopeful
Ayade who stated in Calabar, cross River State in his goodwill message to Nigeria at 57 said despite the myriads of challenges confronting the country in recent years, Nigeria made some giant strides in her march to greatness.
The governor used the occasion to reiterate his administration’s commitment of his administration to deliver on all his campaign promises to the people of the state.
“Despite the harsh realities of the times, the state has no doubt witnessed rapid progress with the massive construction of industries currently going on across the state.
“In a couple of months, the ultra-modern rice mill in Ogoja, the state of the art cocoa processing plant in Ikom, the Calabar Pharmaceutical company (Calapharm) and the Rice City in Calabar will be up and running.
“Also, a couple of strategic road infrastructure are currently under construction across the state. All these are geared towards recalibrating the economic architecture of our dear state.
“You have been patient with us and all I can ask from you at this crucial time is a little more patience, a positive attitude and your prayer and understanding as we strive to earn your trust by fulfilling our promises to you,” he said.