RE-BUILDING CROSS RIVER: ALL HANDS MUST BE ON DECK – KEKONG

 

In connected efforts to re-building Cross River State, all hands must be on deck to support the State Governor Sen. (Prof) Ben Ayade in his passionate pursuit of industrialization Agenda set for the rapid development of the State.
Words came from a renowned Master Mariner and Administrator , Captain Patrick N. Kekong, with over 30 years experience in Personal/Crew planning and sea navigation as Captain of various Vessels.

“ …I have observed with keen interest the way and manner the present administration under Governor Ayade is striving to open avenues for development and growth through rapid industrialization that has brought in wealth-distribution alternatives that are complementing the oil and Gas sector.”

Capt. Kekong while commenting on re-building Cross River State better noted that the State governor has put in passionate and selfless energy to introduce signature projects that have great potential for creating jobs and opportunities for the unemployed people and economy boom in the State.

“ I have observed with keen interest the way and manner the present administration under Governor Ayade is striving to open avenues for development and growth through rapid industrialization that has brought in wealth distribution alternatives that are complementing the oil and Gas sector.”

He therefore called on all Cross Riverians to bring their best to add value to what the Governor is doing instead of dwelling on criticism. Commenting on the role of Maritime transport in development cooperation, the Master Mariner noted that Maritime transport is the backbone of global trade, as well as the global economy and as such, it is proper that the State government’s efforts in trying to open Maritime transport avenues like the Bakassi Deep Sea Port, should be applauded. “we hope to see great things happening in Cross River especially, in the Maritime

“…I urge the State government not to relent efforts in ensuring successful completion of the Bakassi Deep Sea Port project that had been on because I see the jobs and livelihoods of our people improving through this Maritime intervention strategy for development”

transport sector because everybody in the world benefits from shipping food, technology, medicines and almost all that we use and consume our everyday lives, either has been transported by sea, in form of raw materials, components or finished products.

“I urge the State government not to relent efforts in ensuring successful completion of the Bakassi Deep Sea Port project that had been on because I see the jobs and livelihoods of our people improving through this Maritime intervention strategy for development”.

It would be recalled that the State Governor himself, had at the beginning of his administration said that the
hallmark of his administrations is “ The decoupling of then State from over dependence on Federal Allocation” and so, Captain Kekong’s call for support of Ayade’s signature project boosting economy and infrastructure that fit the
dream of an enterprising economy that complements the role of oil and gas which has for long, been the major
revenue in the country, is very timely.