C’RIVER RATED AS ONE OF THE MOST ECONOMICALLY DIVERSIFIED STATES IN NIGERIA

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission on Monday visited Cross River State as part of the efforts of the Federal Government to encourage Sub-National Governments to diversify their economy.

The 14 Man team led by Federal Commissioner representing Kwara, Shuaibu Abdullahi Yaman was on an assessment tour to the State to observe the extent of economic diversification by the Cross River State Government.

Shuaibu who poured encomiums on the State Governor, Senator Prof Ben Ayade for his industrialization drive said he was impressed by the level of diversification in the State. He called on other States to emulate Cross River State while assuring of Federal Government support to the projects.

He noted that the Federal Government has specified some areas for diversification which include Agriculture, Agro-Processing and Solid Minerals Processing

Speaking earlier, the Cross River State Commissioner for Finance, Mr Asuquo Ekpenyong led the Federal Government team on a project inspection that spanned several local governments: from the Industrial Park in Calabar Municipal, to the Cocoa processing Mill in Ikom, to the Rice Mill Ogoja, to the Cargo Airport, Obudu etc.

The team had earlier met with His Excellency, Senator Prof Ben Ayade on Monday 22nd February before they were taken on tour of all State government sponsored projects spreading from Calabar to Obudu over the course of Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th February.
The official communique signed by the team from RMAFC concluded by stating that Cross River has been ascertained to be the most economically diversified state in the Federation.

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