Osinbajo to commission Calabar Monorail, other milestone projects in Cross River State

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Nigeria's Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday arrived in Calabar, the Cross River State capital on an official visit.

The acting president held a town hall meeting with the people of the state at the sprawling Calabar International Conference Centre built by the Liyel Imoke government, which was one of the projects he inspected.

This came as he also performed the ground breaking ceremony for the Cross River industrial park as well as the commissioning of the garment factory. "Unity is absolutely important because God wants us to be united". "We are committed to the transformation of the state and we know we will achieve what we have set out to do".

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

"The Federal Government will certainly do more and engage more with the displaced in Bakassi".




He said the importance accorded to Nigeria by other nations of the world is chiefly for its diversity, adding that the Federal Government will continue to do everything to ensure the unity of the country.

"The project will drive the state's economy and Nigeria in general will benefit because the route will link other states of the federation,".

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

Also speaking, governor of Cross River State, Senator Ben Ayade said industrialization of the state was one of the cardinal objectives of his administration, saying he was on a mission to stamp out unemployment.

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