Ayade Meets SGF, Says Seaport Would Socket North-central Zone To The Atlantic Ocean
Cross River State Governor, His Excellency Ben Ayade, recently deliberated with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha over the construction of the superhighway and the country’s first agro-industrial port the Bakassi Deep Sea Port in the state.
The Governor, in chitchat with Mr. Mustapha, said, Northern Nigeria is consecrated with eclectic mineral resources, and with the formation of the Super Highway and Bakassi Deep Seaport, it would unwrap a window of alternative to the northern region.
His words “Crude oil is a thing of the past because, in 2030, fossil oil-driven cars will come to an end. The world is shifting towards solar energy and by extension, towards solid minerals.”
Ayade added “The North is so blessed but they must have access to the Atlantic Ocean to enable them the opportunity to do export. That is why the iron ore, the tantalite, the gold, and diamond deposits need access to the export corridor, a maritime domain to have a full benefit of the seaport,” he assured.
In riposte, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha substantiated the governor of his unwavering supports. He lauded the Cross River boss for putting up with an industrial hub that would decouple the State economy.
Mustapha, also expressed contentment of his visit two (2) years ago at the Cross River Rice Seedling, Cross River Poultry Processing Plant, CALACHIKA, and the Ayade Industrial Estate in Calabar. Mustapha commended Ayade’s industry initiatives and ethnicity in politics to socket the northern region to the Atlantic Ocean.
He, however, emphasized the need to stimulate the growths of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMSE) to trim unemployment and foster job creation in an overture that would consolidate his industrial policies.