Social Democratic Party (SDP) Governorship candidate in Cross River State, Barr. Eyo Ekpo has revealed that his major agenda would be to take stock of the state debt and improve issues of financial governance if elected as governor in 2019.
Barr Ekpo stated this on Saturday during a media parley with online media platforms in Cross River State.
The former attorney general and commissioner for Justice also revealed that his administration would implement a resource management system that would help to checkmate and provide a sustainable growth to the state’s economy.
He said: ‘There are three kinds of money, public sector- which is the one we get from FAAC and IGR, there’s NGO money and there’s private sector money. Anybody that wants to depend on public sector money would fail. You must bring in the two other sources of funding. In order to do that, you must commit yourself to principles that encourage that kind of money to come in…
‘You must maintain law and order first. You must have an environment that is inviting. You must understand what makes those people with that kind of money come to your environment, and you must commit to doing those things that they like. So, you must be transparent and run a competent government.
‘What I would do differently; first, I will take stock of our debts. Nobody knows in Cross River how much we owe, who we owe… I am not not even sure that he (Ayade) knows because I have never seen or heard him saying anything about our debts’.