Sunday, 25 June, 2017

Osinbajo storms Calabar on official visit, to commission projects

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Jaime Mann | 03 June, 2017, 07:25

The royal father and patriarch of the Efik Kingdom who spoke in Calabar on Thursday when the acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo visited the State, also lamented the loss of Bakassi Peninsular to Cameroon.

The Acting President was received at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport by the Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade.

Prof. Osinbajo stated this while responding to issues raised by stakeholders at the town hall meeting in Calabar, organized in continuation of the series of engagements with leaders in the Niger Delta region.

He described the park as an industrial hub in Nigeria and Africa. "We are committed to the transformation of the state and we know we will achieve what we have set out to do".

Other members in the council are Mrs. Stella Okoli, CEO, Emzor Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Mukul Mathur, Country Head, Olam, Mr. Rahul Savara, MD, Chi Foods Nigeria, Dr.

He called on Nigerian Leaders to always prioritize the welfare of the people irrespective of their political affiliations.

Osinbajo is expected to commission the Calabar monorail, the Calabar International Convention Centre and the Cross River Garment Factory. "Unity is absolutely important because God wants us to be united".

The Obong advocated the involvement of traditional institutions in the governance of the country due to their closeness to the people at the grassroots.

Osinbajo also said that the federal government would work with all stakeholders to ensure that the displaced people of Bakassi were adequately taken care of.

The Acting President was later given a chieftain title in Efik tradition "Ada-idaha ke Efik Eburutu (a chief in Obong's Council)".

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