- Cross River state has put everything in place for the second visit of President Muhammadu Buhari
- The governor, Ben Ayade, assures that arrangement has been concluded for Buhari's June 24 visit
- According to the governor, the visit is homecoming for President Buhari
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River said on Sunday, June 24, that everything has been put in place for President Muhammadu Buhari’s second visit to the state in three years.
NAN reports that Ayade, who made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen in Calabar, said arrangements had been concluded for Mr President’s visit.
Legit.ng notes that the governor said: “We are perfectly in order. This is home coming for Mr President and as far as I am concerned, Cross River is ready to receive him on Tuesday, June 26. We are going to give him a perfect reception."
He said that the president’s visit, which is the second since assuming the Presidency, was an indication of the president’s love for the state and a stamp of approval for his administration’s investments in agriculture.
According to the governor, the first visit of Buhari was on infrastructure, while the second visit would be on agriculture.
He said: “During the visit, the president will commission the multi billion naira automated rice seeds and seedlings factory in Calabar, reputed to be the first in Africa.
“It is also a seed multiplication centre that produces high yielding, disease resistant and vitaminized rice seedlings. The President will also inaugurate the ultramodern Navy Hospital in Calabar."
The governor further said that with the maximum support from the federal government, the state would be generating at least N50 billion annually from the rice factory.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Obung, Cross River state, for the ground-breaking ceremony of a 260-km dual carriageway.
The governor of the state, Ben Ayade, said that the multi-billion naira project was aimed at boosting the economic status of the state and opening up job opportunities for many.
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