Read What Cross River Governor Says He Will Achieve By The End Of His Tenure

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Cross River state Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has vowed to commit himself to eradicating or at least reducing to the barest minimum, the scourge of unemployment in the state by end of his first tenure in office.

Ayade made this promise at the City Lighting event which took place at the Millennium Park in Calabar to herald the beginning of the ‘super week’ of activities at the ongoing Calabar Festival on Monday, December 21.

The governor said he will ensure that only policies which will create jobs are prioritized by his administration with a promise that all those willing to work will not be unemployed at the end of his tenure.

“Today we the great people of Cross River state are having reasons to come together and celebrate our annual festival. Today marks a turning point in the philosophical theory of the people of Cross River State.  We are redesigning our philosophy and concept to create a new horizon of opportunity for young people. Young people who by no fault of theirs, are facing challenges in their own time.

“As a young man who grew from those challenges and now on the saddle of leadership, I want to commit and challenge, and to tell every Cross Riverian that the new theory behind the carnival this time is that we want to return power to the youths.


(M) Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, flanked (L) his Deputy, Professor Ivara Esu, Leader of Seagull Carnival Band, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, (R) Field Marketing Manager MTN Nigeria, Mrs. Ify, Speaker of CRHA, Rt. Hon. John Gaul Lebo and the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Tina B. Agbor with other dignitaries and government officials all admiring the sparks from the fire works shortly after the city lighting ceremony by the state Governor, to flag off the 2015 festival. Calabar

“We want young men and women to have opportunities and so switching on these lights today is a luminescence of the celestial path to the growth, to the future, the prosperity of the young.

“We make commitment, for those who do not know the theory that no matter how challenging this may be, just understand the fact that this state has to grow. I make it very clear today; my government is focused on the poor because that is my heritage, that is my background,” he said.

Speaking on the new philosophy that has marked his administration, the governor said: “As sophisticated as this carnival looks, there is a simplicity that I am bringing into it, bringing it back to nature, climate change as our new focus. I will create jobs for all the young men and women that is why I am focusing on the green police and the green carnival and the climate marshals. As far as I know, by the end of my tenure, we are not going to have any young man who is Cross Riverian, unemployed.


“I give this commitment because I understand the challenges of our people. I know our heritage and God, bringing all of you here means I have an opportunity in history to change the course of mankind.”

Prof Ayade also assured the people that they are “going to see a man who will come with so much verve so much energy.”

He went further: “No challenges will dare us, we are going to take them down. Cross River state must rise above all the challenges which is the reason why I said we should come here and as we are switching on this light, we are switching on the prosperity of Cross River state.”

The colourful event attracted people from all works of life in their thousands with the presence of the political leadership not unnoticed. The arena was also adorned with beautiful decorations to depict the season of Christmas.

Also the feeling of Christmas was electrified by an aesthetic display of fireworks which brightened the traditionally dimly-lit venue with cameras and eyes focused on the luminance of the city by the fireworks.

 Meanwhile, He thrilled thousands of people at the ceremony including the state governor professor Ben Ayade.

Tuface performed for a few hours and left a lasting impression on the minds of the guests present. Tuface Idibia is a respected Nigerian musician often referred to as a 21st century icon by his peers.


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