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APC Guber Aspirant Vows To Revamp Cross River Economy



An aspirant to the Cross River state Government House Calabar, Mr Emmanuel Essien Robson says if elected into office he will return the economy of the state and her capital city to their former glory days.

Speaking as part of his public declaration to campaign for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in the state recently, Robson promised to “give Cross River state a rebirth by bringing back the beautiful years of her glory when it was reputed as the ultimate tourist destination in Nigeria; restore its brand value as the peoples’ paradise”

Robson accompanied the state chairman of the APC in the state Dr Mathew Achigbe, to the national headquarters of the party for his swearing in ceremony as state chairman of the party, also promised to “reposition hospitality and tourism; we will innervate and reposition moribund assets – from TINAPA to Obudu Cattle Ranch.

He vowed to run a government that will focus on catalysing economic growth through innovation

“We will drive an economy that will be self – reliant trough strengthening of the business environment by attracting private sector investment in our economy and encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation” he added.

Promising to revamp agriculture in the state, Robinson said he plans to do this through a four pronged approach, “promoting agricultural research and development, skills building and capacity strengthening of farmers and improving infrastructure, market access and access to finance and information”

In addition, he said he will promote “a leadership that will demonstrate utmost respect for the sanctity of human life by prioritizing improvement of security and safety of the Cross River state people and their assets”

According to him , “we need to provide jobs to the jobless, food for the hungry, accommodation to the homeless, healthcare t the sick, peace , security and safety to all” adding “all these things are doable!” he screamed but warned that “whether this happens depends on the quality of governance and leadership”

He argued that “if we cannot secure jobs for our youths, we have failed to secure our collective future and have invariable put the security of our state in jeopardy”

Presently, he said the core infrastructure in the state and the conditions of life of the people have degenerated to a pitiable state. “Our resources have been poorly managed. The entire state is inundated with heart – breaking signs of systems decay and failure of leadership”