To key into His Excellency’s Prof Sen Ben Ayade Agro industrial revolution, my administration have in collaborations with the Nigerian Association of sesame farmers, Cross River State chapter, introduces the planting of sesame (Benne seed) to farmers in Biase. It is my adminstration goal and key objective, to set the pace in the sustainable growth and development of Biase.
With partnership with Nirsal national microfinance bank, we hope to support and empower farmers in Biase Local Government into agro development as a major factor in boosting the economic condition of our dear local government and at the same time eradicate poverty.
Hosting the flag off event at the Nigerian Correctional facility at Adim, I am thankful to the Cross River State comptroller of Nigerian Correctional service, and his Assistant for their patience and permission to use the facility for our flagship planting season.
I want to once again assure my Biase people of my tireless commitment to ensure, our dear local government rank first in human capacity project that will better the lives and living conditions of our people.
It is important that you key in as a farmer, to enjoy every opportunity this project will bring to Biase. The council gate is always open to attend to your enquiries.
For those who have already key in, I commend you all and also advise you take this opportunity seriously and with your collective efforts we together can transform Biase int a major exporter of agro base products.
Today marks the international workers day celebration, and it has become a historic significance all over the world and celebrated by the Labor unions worldwide.
Workers with their commitment and efforts, have united to make our Nation’s economy ranked among the global economies, and indeed they deserve the honour for the work they do.
I therefore, cease this opportunity to expressed my gratitude and gratefulness to the true spirit of hard work exhibited by men and women who have tirelessly proven their worth through their commitment and efforts in their respective places of service.
It is of note, that in time past, workers get together and celebrate their strengths, which tend to indicate how effectively they always have been able to and will continue to struggle to bring in positive reforms for the working class of the society.
I therefore, urge us all to safeguard the working class in all respects that we can do. Though this day is celebrated internationally, we should not just deal with this day as a normal day, but also as the true dedication to honour the efforts and activities done by workers.
We should encourage everyone to celebrate this day and also appreciate the efforts of every worker out there, who through commitment to duty have made our economy stabilize.
To every son and daughter of Biase, I wish you a happy New Month. And decree greatness and overflowing grace in all that you do. May this month be another giant step closer to our expected glory.
Hon Mrs Ada Charles yesterday flagged off the therapeutic efficacy study project in Akpet one.
Accompanied by the Vice chairman, Hon Barr Oyoyo Owai, the secretary of council Hon Daniel Enang, the supervisor for health Mrs Amatey, and a host of others, flagged off the project officially while declaring the community health centre opened for the world health organisations team.
The study which is aimed to check Antimalarial drug efficacy, is assessed through therapeutic efficacy studies (TES). The project is conducted in three different zones in the country, and my LGA being selected as the test centre for the South south region gives me happiness. I watched more than 30 of my people undergo the test and was assured by the project team that those tested will be treated accordingly.
TES are conducted in a controlled environment in which drug administration is supervised, the results of microscopic examinations of blood films are validated, and the origin and quality of the drugs are verified.
The exercise moved smoothly, with a hundred percent response and comportment from the people of Akpet One in Biase local government.
I feel greatly honoured to be invited as the Guest of Honour at this august occasion, as the world celebrates resilient entrepreneurs. On behalf of my cabinet members and my councilors, I bring you greetings on the occasion of the world’s entrepreneurs day, with the theme “celebrating resilient entrepreneurs, winning against all odds”.
I congratulate the convener Mr Great Ogban (SA Entrepreneurship development) and urge that the effort be sustained and improved upon. Your choice of the theme for this year’s event is apt and germane to the current efforts to strengthen entrepreneurial practices among youths as a major factor to coop unemployment and ensure sustainable growth and a more productive Nigerian economy.
I am proud to be identified with this event because of its positive impact in the development of entrepreneurship globally and in our dear State. I believe, this day being set aside to celebrate entrepreneurs globally, is aim at ensuring consistent growth and development of entrepreneurs and also create awareness for entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership around the world. As an entrepreneur, I have over the years observed that Resilience is the key to moving through failed leadership or failed plans, or both. And it is a vital skill for every aspiring entrepreneur.
It is therefore important to celebrate an entrepreneur who climb through bumpy start-ups or sudden market changes against all odd. Today, becomes a fantastic time to hit the reset button to hit our lives as young people, as a state and also as a country, to shift our direction away from being average and mediocre, and push harder towards entrepreneurial revolution that will boost our economy and put an end to unemployment.
Asides celebrating the resilient and dynamic nature of entrepreneurs who are committed against all odds, I implore every entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur to unleash his or her creative and innovative energies that lies within, to solve the basic problem of our economy.
I implore the SA entrepreneurship development Mr Great Ogban to unravel critical issues militating entrepreneurial development and come up with strategic plans that will upscale the desired growth and development of entrepreneurship in Cross River State.
It is encouraging to see His Excellency Prof Ben Ayade the Governor of Cross River State, seeking ways to ease doing business in the State. Such efforts will give businesses and investors more confidence to grow their investments here. And also his role in enhancing agricultural practices in the state is so important in further adding value in the agriculture sector that will deliver a more diverse economy, but also enhance Cross River State food security.
CONCLUSION Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, I am fully convinced that entrepreneurship development will be the new face of our state sustainable development practice. I therefore appeal to all stakeholders to show commitment and support in the implementation of entrepreneurial development practices among young persons.
There is no gainsaying the fact that many businesses and aspiring businesses require funds, I urge the government to create policies and schemes that will enhance entrepreneurship development in the state.
While not pre-empting the keynote speaker, the special guest of honour and others who are here to celebrate world entrepreneurs day, it is my fervent hope that all the various facets of speeches delivered here today will be seen from the view that is aimed in promoting entrepreneurship development practices in Cross River State.
I urge every young person here, to explore creative and innovative ways of solving problems, as it is the bed rock of every entrepreneurial activity globally. I am confident that given the array of professionals gathered here today, implementable recommendations will emerge from this year world entrepreneurs day on strategies that will strengthen entrepreneurship development in Cross River State and the world at large.
Thank you all for your kind attention.
Hon Mrs Ada Charles. Executive Chairman. Biase LGA