• Governor Ayade proposes N301b budget for 2017

    Governor Ayade proposes N301b budget for 2017

    Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State on Monday in Calabar presented an Appropriation Bill of N301billion for 2017 to the House of Assembly.

    Presenting the budget, Ayade said it was intended to project economic activities in the state, and would focus largely on the construction of the 260km super highway and the deep sea port.

    According to him, a total of N226.48 billion, representing 75.2 per cent of the budget, is for capital expenditure, while personnel cost and overhead stands at […]

  • Governor Ayade opens Calabar garment factory, employs 300

    Governor Ayade opens Calabar garment factory, employs 300

    The Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Thursday approved the employment of 300 applicants as workers in the Calabar Garment Factory newly built by his administration.

    The governor announced the automatic employment of the applicants on Thursday after the applicants from the southern senatorial districts of the state had participated in a job screening exercise by the garment factory.

    In a statement on Thursday, the governor said the gesture was not only in fulfillment of his dream to create jobs […]

  • Shocking!!! Governor Ayade suspends commissioner, MD for lateness

    Shocking!!! Governor Ayade suspends commissioner, MD for lateness

    Prof. Ben Ayade, Cross River State Governor, yesterday suspended indefinitely, the Commissioner for Water Resources, Ntufam Gabe Odu Ojie and the Managing Director of Water Board Limited, Dr. Oju Igile for reporting to work late.

    The governor announced their suspension during his routine but unscheduled tour of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to ensure that civil and public servants comply strictly with basic work ethics.

    Speaking to newsmen at the premises of the ministry in Calabar, Ayade said it was an act […]

  • Buhari To Commission Calabar Monorail – Governor Ayade

    Buhari To Commission Calabar Monorail – Governor Ayade

    Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has said the state is ready for the commissioning of the Calabar monorail by President Muhammadu Buhari.

    This will be the second time the president is visiting the state after his earlier visit in 2015 to flag off the construction of the state’s superhighway and deep seaport.

    Buhari is expected to commission the first monorail in sub-Sahara Africa while his wife, Aisha will commission the Cross River Garment Factory to mark Ayade’s first year in office.

    Speaking […]