I want to leave Cross River State not better than I met it, but I want to leave CRS as a signature for the black man.”-Ayade
If true what Prof. Patrice Olumumba said, “The day Nigeria raises, is the day Africa Raises” then Governor Ayade dreams are divine. Nothing divine, is short of divine providence.
“The dream is beyond the scope of Nigeria, the dream is not just Africa, the Dream is the Black Man.”
Legends make legends, Governor Ayade therefore, is setting a stage for Cross Riverians to become legends and write their names on marbles.
“Cross River State must invent, CRS must lead in technology.”
“That which I could not achieve, my children, your children will achieve. The greatest strength we have as a state, is our morality and our ethics.”-Ayade
Our instinct to do good as a state is seen by some with the eyes of men. But the instincts to do good is deeper than what ordinary eyes can see. That instinct is enshrined in the very heart of our creator God.
And so when a young man set out on a journey not just to free Cross River, not only to free Nigeria, not only to free Africa, but to free the black man and put pride on the black man. Then if the best Economist, Philosophers, Architects, Engineers, Professors, veteran politicians and others, refuse to believe in such rich efforts galvanized with a rich heritage and culture that the whole nation and indeed Africa knows us for.
It is imperative to therefore, understand, that, “this government is coming to improve on that recipe and make us even finer people.”
As we get approval for the Bakassi Deep Seaport, and also approval for vessel to start berthing at TINAPA, we pull the world to Cross River State, and as Governor Ayade puts it himself, “When the deep seaport starts working, which is the architecture of my governance, I am so enthuse, just imagine when the seaport is up and running or when the construction have started, you can imagine the pressure that the Obudu Ranch will have.”
“Also picture that the 6 lanes superhighway is also up and running, which takes just 1hr 30 min to travel from Calabar down to Obudu?”
The spill overs, the multiplier effects, the exposure, the contacts with real investors, Importers and exporters, the new markets, new opportunities.
I long for that period when the Calabar Taxi Drivers will need not stop 10 meters and reverse to meet a non-willing passenger. When our beds will be our offices instead of sleeping to wait for salaries. I look to that time when Cross River will be business hot spot instead of only provider of Raw food and special delicacies at no good prices.
My poor little children, this is really the time that you will not be judge by the colour of your skin but by the content of your talent, skill, character, integrity and faith in yourself. That dream, Vision and time is here.
As Ayade dream a first world state, I dream a first world person in me. You can join me take this dream to its very close destination of realities.