The member representing Bekwarra/Obudu/Obanliku Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Legor Idagbo, at the weekend, called on Federal Government to support agro-industrialization championed by the Governor of Cross River State, Prof Ben Ayade, in the State, because it will achieve Nigeria local content policy.
Idagbo is Chairman, House Committee on Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring, made the call during his visit to Ayade Industrial Park, where he saw the Governor’s effort on achieving a ‘Green Economy’ by transforming the state from a civil service-based economy to a robust and commercial one.
He some of the industries visited include the Cross River Garment Factory, the Seeds and Seedlings Multiplication Factory, Calachika which processes chicken for export, the Calavita, the noodles factory and the Feedmill all located within the Ayade Industrial Park.
He said: “The Governor has done very well in the area of agro industrialization which will ultimately decouple the state from dependence on federally allocated revenue and set it on a path of financial independence.
“The Governor, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade had also appointed many young people into government, giving them opportunity to contribute to governance and development and also providing food on the table.
“The effort made by the Governor has started changing the narrative in the State commonly referred to as civil servants’ State to an Agribusiness Hub with massive industrialization mechanism put in place to provide huge number of jobs for young people, and also to make the State be more self-reliant.
“The Federal Government needs to support the Governor’s effort on agro industrialization agenda he is currently driving with passion and all political will if the nation must achieve the Nigeria Content vision.”
The federal lawmaker also pledged support for the Ayade-led administration along his constituents to ensure the governor continue to deliver dividends of democracy to the people, which he is trying to impact lives positively within the limit of resources accruing to the State which is one of the lowest allocations.