The Chairman, Cross River State New Cities Development Board, Mr Kjay Jedy – Agba felicitate with our dynamic, indefatigable digital Governor, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade, and the people of Cross River on the occasion of 2018 Democracy day celebration as well as three years of His Excellency’s selfless service to the very good people of cross River State.
Exactly three years ago today, His Excellency stood before our people who had gathered from across the State and committed himself to the opportunities of serving our people, the people of Cross River State.
I have watched you, in spite of the daunting challenges, tolled night and day to serve our people, to improve quality of lives of our people and to give back to humanity.
I commend His Excellency’s efforts in protecting democratic norms and values of our people these past three years in office. Peace, unity and stability of the State as well as protection of lives and property has become much more important than any democratic gain, and all these you have brought to our people.
Indeed Cross Riverians have noted with delight that despite the lean finances of the State and the huge challenges facing the State economy, Cross River has continued to March on with a clear vision and confidence under your watch .
I salute your efforts at decoupling the state economy from dependence on federal allocation, the giant strides at returning the State back to the path of industrialization and for building on the legacies of your predecessors and maintaining the state development trajectory thereby bringing smiles to the faces of Cross Riverians.
In keeping with His Excellency’s pledge to put food on the table of Cross Riverians and ensuring that no Cross River child goes to bed hungry, you have pursued your efforts at creating employment for our people with a single minded determination.
I am particularly thankful to His Excellency for the privilege he afforded me to serve cross Riverians under his administration. In pledging my total unfettering support to His Excellency administration, i charge all indigenes of the State and Nigerians alike resident in the State to rise up to the task of developing the State in line with the lofty dreams, vision and ideals of the Governor.
I congratulate His Excellency for the gigantic achievement so far and wish you many more years of selfless service to our people.
KJ Jedy-Agba, Chairman, New Cities Development Board.