Members of the Senate Committee on Works who were in Cross River State, recently for oversight function, have urged the Federal Government and governors to emulate Governor Ben Ayade’s agro-industrial strides. The senators, who took time off to embark on a facility tour of the industrial park in Calabar, where some of the industries established by the governor are located, said if the Federal Government and other state governments could replicate Ayade’s example, Nigeria will achieve food sufficiency in a record time.
Senator Adamu Aliero (Kebbi Central), described Governor Ayade as a role model, who has brought value to agriculture.
He said: “I am impressed by what I am seeing. Governor Ayade has brought value to agriculture. From what I am seeing here, an agricultural revolution is on course in Nigeria and I urge other governors to come and emulate what governor Ayade is doing. If the Federal Government can replicate this, I think we will be self-sufficient in food production and even export food in two to three years.” Sun News