In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 02nd, October, 2020

Cross River Governor, Ben Ayade Presents 54 Model New SUVs To Native Govt Chairmen, Deputies

Cross River Governor, Ben Ayade Presents 54 Brand New SUVs To Local Govt Chairmen, Deputies


The Vehicles

Ben Ayade, the governor of Cross Rivers State has given out a complete of 54 Sports activities Utility Automobiles to Chairmen and deputies of the 18 native authorities councils within the state.

The 54 SUVs comprise of; 18 Ford Edge to the Native Authorities Chairmen, 18 Ford Escape to the Vice-Chairmen and 18 Ford Ecosport to the leaders of Council.

Talking through the presentation ceremony held on the Governor’s workplace in Diamond Hill, Calabar, Ayade, who was represented by his deputy, Prof. Ivara Esu, charged the officers to make efficient use of the automobiles.

The Commissioner for Native Authorities Affairs, Hon. Stella Oreme-Odey Ekpo, who was current defined how the automobiles had been procured.

“It’ s not about giving automobiles; what is occurring is essential right now we at the moment are. With zero allocation, COVID – 19 and the financial disaster, if we had been to depend on federal allocation even salaries is not going to be paid. The governor is prudent in managing our sources. If this was not the case the automobiles is not going to be supplied,” she mentioned.

“The automobiles are usually not free items , they had been bought by way of the JAAC Accounts and going by the NFIU rules, they had been procured by the chairmen themselves and the funds got here by way of their particular person native authorities accounts. The governor saved funds for them even earlier than they got here in and that ’s why we have now been in a position to buy the automobiles. it’s their entitlement as a result of it has all the time been a apply that the chairmen of council , contemplating the exigencies of their workplace, deserve mobility.”

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Talking on behalf of the beneficiaries, the Chairman of Akpabuyo council, Emmanuel Offiong Bassey, recommended the state authorities for assembly the mobility wants of council chairmen. He pledge that the automobiles could be used for the needs for which they had been purchased.

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Governor Ayade

Governor Ayade

Governor Ayade

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