• Cross River Governor appoints 1,106 fresh advisers

    Cross River Governor appoints 1,106 fresh advisers

    According to reports, the Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Tuesday appointed 1,106 persons into various positions.

    The positions were in the categories of special advisers, special assistants, personal assistants as well as the chairmen and members of boards, commissions, departments and agencies.

    The governor had, in a parley with journalists in August, reiterated his decision to appoint over 1,000 political appointees for poverty alleviation in the state.

    So far, there are 28 commissioners in addition to 65 special advisers […]

  • We need heavy military presence in Cross River – Ayade tells Buratai

    We need heavy military presence in Cross River – Ayade tells Buratai

    In order to sustain the prevailing peace in Calabar, the Cross River governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Wednesday demanded heavy presence of military operatives in the State.

    He made the appeal when the Chief of army staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, paid him a courtesy visit in Calabar.

    Represented by his deputy, Prof Ivara Esu, Ayade applauded Buratai’s sterling leadership qualities, narrating how the army’s proactive intervention had helped to checkmate the activities of militants in the state, recently.

    The governor expressed […]

  • Ayade promises to make Cross River Africa’s industrial hub

    Ayade promises to make Cross River Africa’s industrial hub

    Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade says his administration is determined to make the state a construction hub in Africa. Ayade in his Democracy Day broadcast said he has already done diligent planning to bring the plan to fruition.

    “We are fully reloaded to make Cross River State the construction hub for Africa. It is indeed difficult at this point in time to hope perhaps that magic would be done.

    “But with sincere commitment with the love and fear of God […]

  • Ayade surprises workers, pays May salary on May 1st

    Ayade surprises workers, pays May salary on May 1st

    Pro. Ben Ayade, Cross River Governor  yesterday stunned the organised labour in the state when he announced the payment of salaries for the month of May on the first day of the month.

    A mild drama immediately ensued when the workers who were at the U. J. Esuene Stadium for the May Day celebration each began to receive salary payment alert from their various banks.

    Unable to contain the excitement, shouts of ‘alert, alert, alert’ rent the stadium as the workers went […]

  • Calabar to enjoy 24-hour power supply soon – Ayade

    Calabar to enjoy 24-hour power supply soon – Ayade

    Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has said his administration’s policy thrust is to ensure 24-hour power supply in most parts of the state starting with Calabar, the state capital.

    The governor stated this while receiving the management team of Skipperseil of United Arab Emirate (UAE) who arrived the state to commence construction of a 100 megawatt solar farm.

    The governor had recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Dubai-based energy firm to construct the solar farm.

    Ayade identified embedded power […]