The Commissioner for Environment in Cross River, Mr Mfon Bassey, has commended Gov. Ben Ayade’s industrial revolution in the state as Nigeria celebrates her 60th Independence anniversary.
Bassey gave the commendation in his goodwill message to Nigerians on the occasion of the nation’s 60th anniversary.
He said that Ayade had expanded the frontiers of Agro revolution through the establishment of the rice seedlings factory, cocoa processing plant and many others across the 18 Local government areas of the state.
The commissioner said that the industries established by the state governor had engaged many youths in productive ventures to earn a living.
He specifically pointed out that the garment factory established by the governor had recorded tremendous success since inception.
He explained that the garment factory aside engaging over 1,000 workers who were mostly women, had also produced free millions of face masks for residents in the state to enhance the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Cassava factory, the Noodles factory and Chicken processing factory are industries with great potential and economic benefits to the state.
“Recently, the governor also exempted low income earners from paying taxes in thr state; this has also promoted the growth of doing business in the state,” he said.
The commissioner maintained that Gov. Ayade placed premium on the clean and green status of the state, hence the ongoing environmental works across the state.
On governance, he commended Ayade for the prompt payment of salaries and for engaging many youths with political appointments to serve in his cabinet.
Bassey said that the appointments had given the youth a sense of belonging and also brought them close to taking leadership positions.
He called on residents of the state to continue to support and pray for the governor and President Muhammadu Buhari with a view to enable them deliver the dividends of democracy for the continuous growth and development of the country.