LEGISREPORTS NG – Cross Rivers Governor, Ben Ayade, in a bid to seek for more funds for capital projects has signed the state’s infrastructure fund bill into law.
Ayade at the signing ceremony witnessed by members of the Cross River State Assembly said the bill will enable the government to seek for funds to cater for the people.
Governor Ayade commended the collaboration of the legislature and hoped a harmonious working relationship to move the state forward.
“I specially thank you because you recognised the challenges ahead of us, particularly when you juxtapose them with the pregnant hope we have given to our people, inspiring them, giving communities dreams beyond their limits of reasoning, beyond bounds of human expectations, it is a huge challenge.
“That change is not something brains alone can deal with. The governor alone cannot deal with it. It requires you and I, it requires the three tiers of government and I am humbled that the legislature is taking the lead in driving the executive’s ambition.”
He added that,
“Government should not only provide an enabling and conducive environment for the private sector to grow, it is the government’s duty to provide a platform where people have employment. We have to choose the Chinese economy which is what a developing economy should do.
“Government expects that horizon broadens as it will bring fresh economy which is a developing economy and we have the verve, force and capacity to go ahead and you have started it right and it is my duty to ensure that all the projects are on course. Let the world know and the entire Cross Riverians celebrate that we have set the pace for others to emulate,”
Speaking on the passage of the bill, the Speaker Cross River House of Assembly, Hon. John Gaul Lebo explained that the constitution provides how welfare can be rendered to its people and the legislature owes it a duty that whatever is required by law is given a speedy order, hence the legislature’s resolve to give the bill an accelerated consideration.
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