A major interest group representing the Igbo people of South-east Nigeria is to partner with Governor Ben Ayade on his industrialization drive, especially the Cross River State Deep Seaport Project.
The President of Ohaneze Ndigbo in Cross River state, Ugorji Nwabueze, announced the resolution in a statement, shortly after the association’s quarterly meeting in Calabar, the capital city of the southern Nigerian State.
He said that members of the socio-cultural group were willing to partner with Governor Ayade on the Deep Seaport project to ensure its maximum utilization when completed.
Nwabueze, who is also a legal practitioner stated: “We, at this point, enjoin the Governor to partner with Ndigbo in his industrialization drive, especially in the Deep Sea Port project. We restate our commitment and willingness to partner with the state government to promote commerce and industry.
“We are industrious as a people and we know Professor Ben Ayade is moving the state to the next level through his industrialization drive and we will not hesitate to give our all in making that dream a reality,” the leader noted.
The president also commended the people of Cross River for what he described as the gesture and magnanimity of the host communities over the cordial relationship and mutual cooperation existing between the hosts and Ndigbo”.
Ohaneze Ndigbo, he stated, was appreciative of the good gesture of the Governor when he attended the 2018 Igbo Day celebration and the 28th Anniversary of the Leadership of Sir Emmanuel Ezenwenyi, the Eze-Igbo in Cross River.
“We sincerely thank you for fulfilling some of the promises made to Ndigbo. The Igbo people are firmly united under the apex umbrella body and remain indivisible with the sole aim of working in harmony to promote peaceful existence among member unions,” he said.