CROSS RIVER NEEDS A FUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT – EYO EKPO

CROSS RIVER NEEDS A FUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT – EYO EKPO

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Calabar, Ekpo said that the state requires a new lease of life to meet current challenges.

He said getting the state back on the path to success, required a functional government with plans and capable hands that would execute the plans and a governor willing to monitor performance.

Ekpo said that the state needed to have a budgeting system capable of managing its debt profile which was huge and was preventing it from raising more funds.

“We don’t have infrastructure in Cross River anymore, we have a power plant that is not delivering power to anybody, roads that are not maintained, water boards that are not delivering water and rural electrification agency that is not doing its work.

“We had a programme that was backed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) that was designed to take Agricultural produce from the hinterlands to the roads. Unfortunately, that is not happening anymore.

“The Cross River plan is to invite investments into our state, if you don’t have a state that is functionally governed, with good infrastructure that takes care of social welfare issues particularly health care, education, security and is not attracting investment, the youths have no business doing there.

“I have engaged with young people around the state and I see how they bubbled with ideas, what they don’t have is a government that will enable them and not treat them as thugs that money should be thrown at.

“The future is Information and Communication Technology (ICT), application-based work, and this is a sector that takes a lot of young people. We can create an ICT hub in Tinapa which is built for research and innovation and engage a lot of these young people.

“We have a programme called the Cross River Trust Fund, we will take a fraction of what is spent on people in the name of putting food on their table and put it in the trust fund and secure counterpart funding from private investors and every year we will get 100 to 200 business ideas from young people on the ground.

“We know some of these ideas will fail but we will keep that percentage low but the rest will succeed and they will employ labour because we will give them mentors and monitor them.

“We have a huge power plant in Cross River, 550 megawatt that nobody is deploying, we can take some energy from there, I know how to do it because I was in electricity business, I know how to get energy from point A to point B.

“We need to see our young people as agents of growth, it is just a question of vision and leadership. The state is very fertile and I know what it takes to provide them with opportunities.

“We have everything in Cross River, the problem is that we have just allowed them to die which is why my campaign is titled ‘recover and restore’,” he said.

Ekpo said he believed that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had tried its best to ensure free and fair elections.

He, therefore, urged residents of Cross River to come out on the election days and express themselves if they believed they had a right to good governance.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ekpo, a lawyer, was the state former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and an energy sector specialist.

He has 35 years old Mr Okoi-Wofai Ewa as his running mate.
Source; pulseng.com

 

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, KIMBA BUSH – UK BASED PERFORMING ARTIST FROM NEW JERSEY, USA

If life is a battlefield, art is Kimba’s weapon of choice. Since 1999 he’s been using words to paint pictures that capture hope in the midst of despair, framing life as a journey full of opportunity for greatness.

He’s a natural born athlete, and designer who sees sweat as the pleasure of ambition. A musician who writes poetry, sings, raps, dances, acts, video directs and, is constantly adopting more disciplines to accommodate his creative impulse. His love for life multiplies daily as he embraces opportunities to infuse his community with this joy & desire for life.

His versatility has provided a platform to perform to politicians, corporate executives and festival crowds, as well as host workshops for community groups, churches and schools. He’s released two hip hop albums through a boutique French record label, and is currently working on his first book of poetry & accompanying recordings

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TONY TOKUNBO ETEKA FERNANDEZ – AT YOUR SERVICE IN 2019 AND BEYOND

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KENYA IN THE PARK CELEBRATES 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY ON SAT 27TH AND SUN 28TH JULY 2019, DO NOT MISS IT

#Kenyaandfriendsinthepark NEXT YEAR WE ARE CELEBRATING OUR 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION @kenyaintheparkuk KENYA & FRIENDS IN THE PARK WILL BE HELD ON 2 DAYS SAT 27TH AND SUN 28TH JULY 2019 Date to Save.! #Kenya#Africa #eastafrica #westafrica #northafrica#southafrica

 

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HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE MANHOOD ACADEMY FOR BOYS ?

The MANHOOD ACADEMY for boys is a community based company committed to offering young men between the ages of 8 – 12 years (pre-teens), 13 – 19 years (teens) and 19 – 25 years, life changing transformational workshops.

This programme is 100% focused on helping our young people (8-25year olds) make the challenging transition from adolescence to adulthood.

Our unique ‘rites of passage’ programme is a fusion of mentoring and transformational coaching encompassing:

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Through our ‘rites of passage’ programme we:

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  • Expose our young leaders to images of positivity and responsibility.
  • Become more empathetic towards community issues, encouraging them to become active and responsible citizens.
  • Create tangible goals that are in direct relation to their value system, passions and expectations.
  • Understand their most powerful weapon is at their disposal; and having the ability to communicate effectively is the key to unlock that power
  • Better understand themselves and the world around them.
  • Respect and practice materialising their dreams, future and their potential.
  • Understand that with confidence and a powerful sense of self, they have won every battle, even before they have started. We want our young leaders to be balanced.
  • Have a vivid vision of what they want from life and the steps necessary to get there; we want our boys to become unstoppable, focused and iconic!

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GET TO LEARN THE YORUBA LANGUAGE IN LONDON WITH BROTHER KOLA

Come and learn the ancestral tongue of Yoruba Language in 2019

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9JA POP ART, NEW JERSEY, U.S.A – AT YOUR SERVICE IN 2019 AND BEYOND

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An exhibition of 9Ja Pop Art creations and commissions.
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