Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has backed the anti- corruption war embarked upon by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as perfect.
Ayade’s endorsement is coming at a time his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Buhari of being selective in his fight against corruption.
Briefing State House Correspondents yesterday after a closed door meeting with Buhari, Ayade stated that Nigeria is gaining international recognition because of the anti- graft war as investors have started coming into the country
The governor further explained that with the poverty rate in the country despite its huge natural resources, any serious government must take the issue of corruption seriously just as Buhari is doing.
He said, “The anti-corruption war is perfect especially by those who know the pain and hardship that Nigerians have passed through with the hardship and frustrations.
“As a nation, there is so much in terms of natural resources and the people are so poor. It is only obvious that any serious government must take the issue of corruption seriously, and I think that is why today, Nigeria is beginning to have national and international image that looks like Nigeria is getting prepared for business.
“That is why investments are flowing into Cross River State. That is a sign that the anti-corruption war is actually working and it is giving Nigeria the international image that we need.”
On his visit to the Presidential Villa, Ayade said he came to commend Buhari for some of his policies that have helped Cross River State and that the state has a lot of investors coming in to start massive investments in rice project in the state.
On the Bakassi Deep Sea Port project, Ayade pointed out that the President has given his commitment that he will support the deep sea port and the evacuation corridor which is the 260km super highway.
He said, “There is a lot of elixir and energy about the Bakassi deep sea port. As you all know, the preliminary works were done, the designs completed and equipment moved to site.
The dry season sample for the EIA is being finalized and as we speak, the team is on site.”