A group known as The Movement for Restoration of Cross River State has said that the State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade’s signatory projects are failure as none has taken off fully.
On assumption of office, the State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade promised to embark on three (3) signature projects including 260 km Super Highway, Deep Sea Port and Garment Factory.
Sadly, over two years along the line, none of the projects have taken off fully. The group noted that, “For two and half years now, the story has not changed”.
Meanwhile, DAILY POST has reported that, Comrade Duke Duke Etim, coordinator, Justice Abgor Comrade, secretary general and Paulinus Simeon Oko, Publicity secretary has regretted the action of the Governor in a signed statement.
It reads thus, “The Governor is still deluding Cross Riverians with empty promises, signing MoUs without practicalising it and still building castle in the air”.
Consequently, the group said that the deep sea port and super highway are now a mirage, “for instance, the Deep sea port and super highway are now a mirage, and the so-called new cities are latest joke of the century.
“The power plant claimed to have been completed has generated no single megawatts at least to cushion the power outage within the metropolis.
“Garments Factory, one year after, has not manufactured even a single T-shirt for the poor to wear, the much publicised multi-billion naira mega rice city for vitaminised rice project and industrial city projects could be described as white elephants” the group lamented.
“The civil service is totally dead and buried. Offices have no single stationeries to generate memos, let alone power to type the memos. The state is now like a PLC. It is that bad in our state. In spite of these, the factory has continued unabated. The latest is the N1.3tr 2018 budgetary estimates.
“At the Assembly, the Governor struggled to present the estimates after several postponements due to irreconcilable differences between him and the Law makers over the breakdown”.
However, the group fumed that Governor Ayade promised to create 3, 000 jobs at Garment Factory and Green Police, now Green Sheriff, almost three years now, none of those dreams have come to reality.
“He promised to create 3, 000 jobs at Garment Factory and Green Police, now Green Sheriff. He promised to build three new cities across the three senatorial zones namely, Calasvegas, Centicourse and Noatradams, all within his first term but regrettably, nothing to show. His acclaimed industrialisation policy is hogwash”.