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Cross River State Governor, Senator Bassey Otu, has presented his administration’s reform strategies, actions, economic indices to a gathering of diplomats, policy makers and investments drivers with the aim to attract and create more development opportunities in the state.

Otu made his presentation on Tuesday at Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja during an “Executive Governor’s Roundtable” summit with the theme: “Building Cooperation for a Better Today and a Resilient Future.”

The Governor meeting at Abuja audience included High Commissioner of Canada, James Christoff; Belgium embassy's Ambassador Leenknegt; French embassy's Deputy Head of Mission, Mr Jean-Francois Hasperue; India High Commission, Mr G. Balasubramanian; Ambassador State of Israel in Nigeria, Michael Freeman; Norwegian embassy, Minister Counselor and Deputy Head of Mission Ms Kristin Waeringsaase; development partners' representatives; Federal and State Government functionaries.

The Governor’s audience included High Commissioner of Canada, James Christoff; Belgium embassy’s Ambassador Leenknegt; French embassy’s Deputy Head of Mission, Mr Jean-Francois Hasperue; India High Commission, Mr G. Balasubramanian; Ambassador State of Israel in Nigeria, Michael Freeman; Norwegian embassy, Minister Counselor and Deputy Head of Mission Ms Kristin Waeringsaase; development partners’ representatives; Federal and State Government functionaries.

He said that the event was the first in a series of engagements planned by the State to build strong collaborative ties with the Diplomatic Community and Development Partners towards a mutually beneficial long-term relationship.

Otu said the state has opportunities for cooperation which cut across sectors such as infrastructure; healthcare; education; social development and humanitarian services; agribusiness; commerce and industry; manufacturing; solid minerals; oil and gas; tourism; and hospitality.

Senator Bassey Otu, has presented his administration’s reform strategies, actions, economic indices to a gathering of diplomats

“We have completely keyed into the Federal Government’s Renewed Hope Agenda, aligning it with our administration’s People’s First Agenda.

“We are negotiating with the federal government to take over the over 600 megawatts power plant located at Ikot Nyong in Odukpani Local Government Area in the state, capitalising on the recently signed Electricity Law. It will establish our energy efficiency for development.

“Besides, there is a state-owned 33- megawatts power plant in the northern part of the state, and in the next six months, the state will draw gas pipeline supply to the plant,” he said.

Senator Bassey Otu, has presented his administration’s reform strategies, actions, economic indices to a gathering of diplomats

He maintained his administration’s commitment to ensuring Energy security, achieving set targets and promoting policies that would strengthen the institutions of government.

“We are committed to revolutionising the state agriculture sector. We have recently completed the soil mapping of the entire state. So potential investor in that area can operate with informed data on the soil type and arability for cultivation.”

He thanked all the participants for honoring the invitations and thereafter committed himself to boardroom meetings where teams from Israel, Canada, India, Brazil, NEXIM Bank, UNIDO, USAID met with him and discussed concrete terms of collaborations and partnerships.

Senator Bassey Otu, has presented his administration’s reform strategies, actions, economic indices to a gathering of diplomats In Abuja

There were also two presentations during the Roundtable forum on Cross River State Development Proposition and Roadmap by Dr. Bong Duke, the Executive Vice Chairman of the State Planning Commission.

A presentation on PPP Opportunities: Framework and Institutional Arrangements was also made by Dr. Francis Ntamu, the Director-General of Cross River State Bureau for Public Private Partnerships.

Nsa Gill
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor,
Cross River State

17/04/2024

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