Egbara Emmanuel Ikaba, yesterday condemned what he considered as the lazy attitude of some Ayade Aides to governance. The Activist said the Aides must show practical commitment to discharging their duties by avoiding procrastination and implementing decisions capable of turning around the poor situation of Cross River State.
Coming from the Activist, it is an indication that Ayade’s appointment is set for self-evaluation. “We are no longer prepared to pamper the issue of poor development in Cross River Staten” as the Activist call on the state political leadership to brace to the challenges of development.
Egbara further reiterated that the Cross River appointees must throw away their lazy attitude and pick up the hoe and match to the field.
He urged them to guard their utterances and avoid inciting words which could cause chaos, saying that negative stories could be circulated by rumour mongers on the social media.
“For over two years now we spent a lot of time to discuss many things, but from the earlier discussion, is Cross River much better now than we were two years ago? If yes, it means we are making progress, if no, why?
“All that has been the problem is to implement decisions taken at such agitation by everybody. I think we are not short of solutions to all our problems, what we are short of, all of us, is sincerity and commitment to really do what we say publicly. If we don’t change, our situation will continue to get worse. We need to discuss what came out of Ayade two years in office meeting, how far we have gone in trying to implement some of the decisions we have taken and chart the way forward.
“I should remind us, so many of us who are also religious leaders, to be cautious over inciting utterances and ambiguous words on issues that shouldn’t have been brought up.
“What we do or how we go about some of these issues, you don’t make ambiguous statements which will be very difficult to withdraw. We are aware of the implications because the social media is so negative now that people formulate stories that never existed and polish them to be true,” the Activist cautioned.
While commending some Aides for hard work and resilience with regard to health in the state, he said that Ayade appointees should collectively work to make Cross River state the envy of the rest of the world.
“But we have to and we must be up and doing, we must throw away our lazy attitude because whatever problems we have in our state, we are more educated to find solution to them. I assure you of My support, and you must continue to see me (Activist ) as partners in this long and tough journey to emancipating our people from the grip of poverty and lazy life”, Egbara concluded.