In a bid to foster continuous support for Cross River State Governor, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade their amiable Principal, the Cross River State Commissioners under the umbrella of Commissioners’ forum, met, deliberated and resolved that they will continue to stand by their Governor in all ramifications.
The meeting was held at the office of the Honourable Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Hon. Mrs Stella Odey-Ekpo, the meeting had twenty two members in attendance. Hon. Stella welcomed and encouraged the Commissioners to remain steadfast, committed, and supportive of the able GOVERNOR in all affairs of the state. She reiterated that His Excellency the indefatigable Governor of Cross River state believes in the welfare of Cross Riverians and has established numerous projects in all the local Government Areas which is a clear demonstration of his willingness to reach out to the poor in the Rural Areas.
The Commissioner for Local Government welcomed all to the meeting after which she handed over the meeting to Hon Saviour Nyong, Commissioner for Gas Development who was the convener of the meeting.
The convener in his remarks, also reiterated on the need to stand very strong by their principal because “To whom much is given, much is expected”. Commissioners opined that, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade is committed to delivering on his mandate and must be supported to finish and finish very strong too.
For the purpose of coordination, the Commissioners forum elected leadership of the forum, which was a bit rigorous, but eventually, the following Commissioners were elected as principal officers of the forum;
Hon. George Obenechi, Commissioner for Solid minerals was elected Chairman of Forum, Dr. Betta Edu, Commissioner for Health was elected secretary of the forum, and Hon Mike Ede Usibe, Commissioner for new Cities development was elected PRO/Treasurer/Welfare Officer.
The newly elected leadership of the forum pledged their continuous support and loyalty to the State Governor, to work harmoniously with all Commissioners in making sure Cross Riverians are represented well.