Acting President hails Cross River Industrial Park

Posted June 03, 2017

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.

Our correspondent who was on the entourage of the Acting President reports that from the Margret Ekpo International Airport through IBB Way to the Palace of the Obong of Calabar, residents came out in their numbers to welcome Prof.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday insisted that Nigeria is greater together than apart and that it is God's design that the country remains united.

He described the park as an industrial hub in Nigeria and Africa.

"Every part of Nigeria is crucial", he said.

Osinbajo, while in the state is expected to commission some projects embarked upon by Ayade.

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He called on Nigerian Leaders to always prioritize the welfare of the people irrespective of their political affiliations.

Osinbajo also said that the federal government would work with all stakeholders to ensure that the displaced people of Bakassi were adequately taken care of.

He said: "Unity is very important".

In his response, the Obong of Calabar, while appreciating the visit and asked that the traditional institution be given constitutional powers.

Also speaking, governor of Cross River State, Senator Ben Ayade said industrialization of the state was one of the cardinal objectives of his administration, saying he was on a mission to stamp out unemployment.

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