By; VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
His Royal Highness, Ovarh Rex Ekperebi, Clan head Akam Clan in Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State, has lauded the aggressive industrialisation programmes of the state governor, Senator Ben Ayade within the past four years in office.
Speaking in an interview with the Correspondent of New Nigerian Online in Calabar, Ovarh Ekperebi, said “these laudable projects saw the people of Cross River returning His Excellency, Prof Senator Ben Ayade back for his second term in office”.
He said that the on-going industrialisation of the state has certainly placed the state amongst the comity of economically developing states in the country.
According to Ekperebi, “this is what we need in this part of the country like Lagos and Kano states”.
While lauding the leadership qualities of the governor he called on him to continue with his industrialisation policies so that by the end of his next four years, whoever that is taking over will concentrate on other developmental areas of need in the state.
On behalf of himself and the people of Akam Clan, home and in Diaspora, congratulated the governor, Senator Ben Ayade and his Executive for working tirelessly towards the development of the state.
According to him, “you deserved the second term because you worked for it. There is enough evidence to prove this in all the 18 local government areas”.
He appealed to the governor not to forget to give appointment to qualified sons and daughters of Akam in this dispensation.
Ekperebi on behalf of his Clan prayed God to give him wisdom and strength to complete all on going projects that his administration had initiated.
He called on Cross Riverians to rally round the governor as well as give him the support and cooperation for him to succeed
Also, he congratulated the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari on his swearing in for the second term.
He lauded him for his resilent efforts in the fight against corruption, insecurity as well as other social vices plaguing this nation.
Ekperebi however called on the President to use his second term to address the issue of unemployment and poverty in the land.
He prayed God to grant him and his Executive more grace and wisdom to pilot the affairs of the Nation to the benefits of the masses who voted them into office.