The Executive Governor of Cross River State, His Excellency, Sen. Bassey Otu says his administration will consolidate on the gains of his predecessors to make the State a reference point for infrastructural development and economic prosperity.
He said this while speaking at a thanksgiving service by the Senator representing the State’s Southern Senatorial District, Asuquo Ekpenyong, held at the Duke Town Cathedral of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, Calabar.
“In Cross River State, we are laying solid foundations, building on the gains of our predecessors. We know what Governors Donald Duke, Liyel Imoke and Ben Ayade did. This time around, we are going to explode.” He said.
He also said, “It is in difficult times like these that things happen. I know people would be wondering about the subsidy removal and harsh economic realities, asking: ‘how is he going to do it?’ But the answer has been provided in the Holy Word that, “what God cannot do does not exist.”
He further assured Cross Riverians of his leadership’s resolve to take the state to the next level, quipping that “in less than two years from now, we would not be singing this old tune again; Cross River must have changed.
“Already within a few months, we have added to our Gross Domestic Product (GDP). We would make sure that we succeed. Just a little patience and the future would be very bright.”
On the thanksgiving service, Otu said, “we are very proud of Senator Asuquo Ekpenyong and the support from his colleagues in the National Assembly, who are present at the event. To come like this in their numbers shows the acceptability and direction our nation is going.
“I have no doubt in the institution of the legislature. It is a happy day for the All Progressives Congress, APC, and all lovers of democracy.”