The significance of December 9th to Cross Riverians

Cross River State Governor, Prof. Sen. Ben Ayade (R) with his Deputy, Prof. Ivara Esu (L).

There is always a time when prejudices take over the functioning system of a people. Whether we realize it or not, we are all deeply influenced by our culture, our ideologies, perceptions, fears, our history and positions.

Also, as a society of diversities, we may hear our neighbors, family members, workmates, schoolmates, leaders, and trusted mentors, say bad things about government and people in government, this forms our thinking pattern through social heredity. Justifying positions on tribes or hatred for system make us feel, only our ideas can make right.

The big question is, “How deeply are we influenced by such negative ideas? Knowing life is a just employer, giving you what you ask for. We should therefore, understand, that once we set the wages, we must bear the task. Is our task, Oh! Great Cross Riverians, “Task of Prejudices?”

With our service Heritage, which has become our Social heredity, Cross Riverians are peace loving people. It is generally agreed that a man or a people who freely give a shoulder for a stranger to lean on, can never be a violence group. That too, do not make them weak but gives them strength to conquer any mission they set their minds to achieve.

By indication and from historical facts, Cross River is a peace lover, the first to play service host to the white man. The king of Benin kingdom was exiled to Cross River State and the Liberian president also took refuge in Cross River. These are clear facts that Cross River is a home to the homeless.

If therefore, today, Governor Ayade is Politically homeless as some say, are the Industrialist, Economist, great minds and thinkers, those who vision the possibilities of the ‘Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos and the wonders of Dubai and sudden takeover of the world economy by China still hold such vain believes?
We should as a state remember that the only limit to our capabilities is the one we place upon them. Robert said, “There is no law of Limitation, the only law is Supply.” December 9th is a designed date for Cross Riverians to start seeing the Law of Supply against limitations.

Professor James sum up our new position as a State from 9th December 2016: “As we become permanent drunkards by so many separate drinks, so we become saints in the moral, and authorities and experts in the practical and scientific spheres, by so many separate acts and hours of working. Let no youth have any anxiety about the upshot of his education whatever the line of it may be. If he keep faithfully busy each hour of the working day he may safely leave the final result to itself. He can with perfect certainty count on waking some fine morning, to find himself one of the competent ones of his generation.”

The ignorance of the above, has probably engendered more discouragement and fainthearted, leaving prejudice as the only result to growth. But 9th December, will reveal as C. W. Chamberlain say, “The building of a transcontinental railroad from a mental picture, gives the average individual an idea that it is a big job. The fact of the matter is, the achievement, as well as the perfect mental picture, is made up of millions of little jobs, each fitting in its proper place and helping to make up the whole.”

Ayade Dreams and Ideas will be put together by men who never thought such things are possible. So even Joe Agi is a brick layer in the future industrialized Cross River.

9th December has really proven his worth.

“Think Cross River, Believe in Ayade but do not trust him, He will earn your trust.”

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