Monday, 8 June 2015

C’River gov woos investors with seaport

The Cross River State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has urged the business community to key into the projects of his administration.

The governor had on assumption of office said his administration, within the next four years, would build a deep seaport in Calabar, the state capital, and a dual carriage highway of over 500 kilometres from Calabar to the Obudu Ranch Resort in the Obanliku Local Government Area of the state.
Ayade, at the investiture of the 18th President of the Nigerian Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, Chief Bassey Edem, wooed investors to look the way of Cross River State.
“We have great opportunities for investment here in Cross River State. The cocoa farms must come to life, our rice production must spring to life, we have a dual carriage super highway and a sea port being proposed, all of these are investment opportunities that I urge you to key into for mutual benefits,” he said.
He applauded NACCIMA for the recognition given to Edem, adding that the state would explore the potentials that existed in the association.
“I congratulate NACCIMA on making one of our brightest and most brilliant the President. It is also my strong conviction that this opportunity provides for him a rare privilege to showcase him for higher national assignment,” he said.
President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Dr. Frank Jacob, who was represented by the National Vice President, East, Mrs. Ekama Akpan, lauded the effort of the association in growing businesses over the years.
“The role and contributions of NACCIMA in the industrial growth of the country over the years cannot be overemphasised,” he said.
Jacob pointed out that the association had contributed immensely to the development of enterprises in the country and that its efforts had translated into tangible socio-economic development of the country, especially in the areas of job creation and poverty amelioration.
SOURCE: punchng