- Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state emoloyed over 8,000 person as aides during his first term in office
- Ayade said he decided to do so to make sure that very household in all parts of the state could feed comfortably
- The Cross River state governor vowed to work harder in his second term in office in his bid to transform the state
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state has explained the reason he had to appoint over 8000 persons into his government as special advisers and personal assistants during his first term.
Daily Trust reports that Ayade, speaking at the pre-inaugural event in Calabar, maintained that he had to ensure that every household in all parts of the state did not go to sleep every night on an empty stomach.
His words: “I committed myself by expanding government to ensure that at least a member of each family was represented in my government to earn salary. I kept faith despite the daunting challenges. It was not by my might nor my power but God saw me through, which is why we have come to return all glory to God Almighty. We are also here to thank him in anticipation that he will see me through in the next four years.”
The governor further pledged that his “commitment to the people of Cross River will be stronger as we begin the second journey of transforming the state from a third-class world to the first class through aggressive industrialization drive.”
Ayade reiterated his commitment to eradicate poverty in the state and pledged unwavering commitment to the welfare of the people.
He vowed to work harder in his second term in office in his bid to ensure total transformation of the socio-economic landscape of the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Ayade begged petitioners challenging his re-election at the March 9, 2109 governorship election to drop their complaints.
Ayade made the appeal during the pre-inaugural thanksgiving service at St. Charles’s Lwanga Catholic Church in Calabar.
He reportedly pleaded with his rivals toe the path of politicians in Enugu state who withdrew their cases against Governor Ifeanyi Igwuanyi in deference to their Christian faith.
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