INTERVIEW: Legislator Extols Gov. Ayade’s Idealistic Leadership


A Member representing Boki 1 in the Cross River State House of Assembly and Chairman, House Committee on Education, Hon. (Dr.) Itam Abang has extolled the State Governor, Senator (Prof.) Ben Ayade’s visionary leadership disposition and gigantic strides achieved in his first term in office.

Hon. Abang made this statement during an exclusive interview with Voplink Media, held recently in her office at the House of Assembly Complex, Calabar.
The Lawmaker maintained that it takes a clairvoyant leader like Governor Ayade to be able to transform a State with a mere civil service status into an industrial epicenter in the comity of Nigerian States in barely three years.
“When you look at the Industrial Park – a beehive of industrial activities – housing the Garment Factory, the Calabar Pharmaceutical Company (CALAPHARM), the Rice City, Solar Panel Farm, etc; the Cocoa Processing Factory in Ikom, the Rice Mill in Ogoja, Banana Plantation in Odukpani, the Bitish/Canadian Model School in Obudu, the Cotton Plantation in Woda – Yala, the Power Plant, and the major signature projects; then you will appreciate that Governor Ayade is really on a mission to industrialized Cross River for economic prosperity,” Hon. Abang quipped.
The legislator, who hailed the synergism between the Ayade-led administration and the 8th Legislative Assembly of the State, also expressed deep appreciation to Governor Ayade for his intervention in her Constituency through the Boki East-West Link Road and the bridge accessing the Local Government Headquarters at Buje, adding that those interventions have relieved the Boki people of the rigor they hitherto suffered traversing several other Local Government Areas just to get to their Headquarters and other parts of the area.
Hon. Abang, who is also the Chairman, House Committee on Education, was particularly elated for Cross River State’s leapfrogging into second position in the recently released National Examination Council (NECO) standing, describing the feat as a step in the right direction and a testament that the present administration is working.
The lawmaker who has sponsored eight out of the 47 Bills passed into law by the 8th Assembly, promised to continue representing her constituency effectively and making laws which directly impact on her constituents.
She further remarked that her first stint in the Hallowed Chambers has been relatively successful, promising to consolidate on the gains and experiences if given the opportunity to continue in 2019.
She called on her constituents to continue to keep faith in her, the 8th Assembly and indeed the Ben Ayade-led administration.

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