Osibanjo Commissions Calabar Monorail, International Convention Centre, Others

Posted June 03, 2017

According to Osinbajo, the country has tried in managing its diversity so far, arguing that crisis of any type is not healthy for the country.

The royal father and patriarch of the Efik Kingdom who spoke in Calabar on Thursday when the acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo visited the State, also lamented the loss of Bakassi Peninsular to Cameroon.

He said, "Cross River State is so much an intriguing part of Nigeria and every part needs the other".

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Osinbajo, who also inaugurated the Calabar Garment Factory in the course of his official visit, described it as a clear way of providing jobs for the unemployed.

The acting president held a town hall meeting with the people of the state at the sprawling Calabar International Conference Centre built by the Liyel Imoke government, which was one of the projects he inspected.

"We are greater when we are together than when we are apart. Unity is absolutely important because God wants us to be united", Osinbajo said.

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Osinbajo also said that the federal government would work with all stakeholders to ensure that the displaced people of Bakassi were adequately taken care of.

He called on Nigerian Leaders to always prioritize the welfare of the people irrespective of their political affiliations.

He said the Buhari administration would not hesitate to support viable programmes and initiatives that would make living better for Nigerians, adding that "the vision of President Muhammadu Buhari for Nigeria is one where the Federal Government partners with the States to create industrial, commercial and professional opportunities for all our citizens".

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