By Our Reporter
Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River State has said that the state will always be home to all.
The governor made the assertion, Thursday when he received the Eze Ndigbo and members of the Igbo Community in Cross River during a courtesy call in his office in Calabar
According to the governor, Cross River State has always been renowned for its warmth and willingness to welcome visitors.
“Cross River has always been a home to everyone because we are naturally hospitable and our culture embraces visitors.
“Your Highness, you have been in Cross River for as long as I can remember and have always been committed to the growth of the State. Unquestionably, the Igbo Community has made several investments in the State; this administration acknowledges this commitment,” he said.
Governor Otu expressed gratitude to the Eze for the overwhelming support the Igbo Community gave him during the last elections and assured the community of his commitment to creating an enabling business environment.
“During the campaigns, I did mention that we will restructure and provide a fair taxation system, I also talked about infrastructure.
“I want to assure you that we will fulfil all our promises. We have started. What you are seeing now is a tip of the iceberg.
“We want to build a strong and egalitarian state where citizens can access opportunities for prosperity. The economy will be significantly stronger by the time we complete half of what we have on the plan,” Governor Otu stated.
Earlier, Eze Ndigbo of Igbo Community in the State, His Royal Highness, Eze E. A. Ezenwenyi, congratulated the governor and commended him on his accomplishments within the brief period on the stead of government.
“Your appointments are highly commendable, you placed the right people in the different sectors. The state capital now wears a new look. You can effortlessly drive through our roads with street lights at night. In your short period as governor, your administration has provided the dividends of democracy in the state,” the Royal Father stated.
Eze sought the government’s partnership in the areas of investment and business and assured that the Igbo Community was ready to invest in the state.