Cross River State Governor, Senator (Prof.) Ben Ayade has presented a budget of N1, 043, 967, 000, 000 only to the State House of Assembly for the 2019 fiscal year.
Presenting the budget, recently, at the Hallowed Chamber of the State House of Assembly, Governor Ayade stated that the budget, tagged ‘Budget of Qabalistic Densification,’ “is a magical budget of concentrating all ideas and ideals into a cumulative action point that will be delivered with tested velocity.”
“The budget, with 30 percent allocated to infrastructure, seems to address the fundamental thrust of our governance architecture, creating a prosperity direction and pathway, focusing on the realization of the core mandate of this government and shifting Cross River State from a third world to first world within eight years,” the Governor stated.
Speaking further, the Governor maintained that the transformation of the State can only be achieved by strategic long-term plans, dealing effectively with issues of active industrialization of every Local Government Area in Cross River State, seeking and connecting it through the super highway and serving as a nexus that connects the industries as the evacuation corridor emptying at the deep seaport for exports.
The Governor said the overall master plan of his government is “to create a new Cross River State that is industry-based, create industries that draw raw materials from local resource base and create a prosperity agenda that focuses on the people and densifies a classical densification of the individuality of the population,”
He also pointed out that the cabalistic nature of the budget signifies the magical wand behind such huge figures that would come without a corresponding envelop to support it; but an intellectual envelop of magical perspective, inspired by God.
He revealed that the performance efficiency of the 2018 Budget of Kinetic Crystallization stood at 74 percent, which is evident in the massive industrialization of the State, expansion of governance and employment opportunities for the common wealth of the State.
Senator Ayade also disclosed that work on his administration’s signature projects are in top gear, as earth work and dredging are ongoing at the Super Highway and Deep Seaport respectively.
He said his first term in office had as a priority, putting food on the table for the citizenry; but his second tenure will be putting food on the table and hands on the floor, while urging the State House of Assembly to expedite action in ensuring speedy signing of the budget into law.