Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has reiterated his administration’s resolve to protect the interests of the masses, noting that the government is mainly for the poor.
Ayade, who disclosed this on Thursday during a press briefing in Calabar, said preparations were on top gear to issue appointment letters to one thousand applicants engaged within his 100 days in office.
This comes as he promised to send an executive bill to the state House of Assembly to exempt low income earners in the state from taxation.
According to him, “Basically, I hope you are going to see the vibrancy of the new government which would come with such energy that will certainly bring a change in the economy.
We are compelled to do so because my own government is for the poor. That is my heritage, and I have never hidden it. I am not shy about it. The anthropology of an average African man is to provide a shoulder for his brother to lean on.”
While explaining the economic benefits of the state’s proposed garment factory, Ayade expressed his administration’s commitment to create one thousand jobs through the factory and the green police force to mark his 100 days in office.