Professor Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River State has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war is preparing Nigeria for serious business.
Ayade who spoke to state house correspondents yesterday after meeting with President Buhari expressed full support for the anti-corruption war.
He said “The anti-corruption war is perfect. Those who know the pains, hardship and frustrations that Nigerians have passed through will agree with me on this.
“As a nation, there is so much in terms of natural resources and the people are so poor.
“It is only obvious that any serious government must take the issue of corruption seriously, and I think that is why, today, Nigeria is beginning to have national and international image that looks like Nigeria is getting prepared for business.
“That is why investments are flowing into Cross River State, that is a sign that the anti-corruption war is actually working and it is giving Nigeria the international image that we need.”
He also disclosed that the Bakassi Deep Seaport was the major issue discussed, he said “The project is real and that is part of what I discussed with Mr. President and he has given his commitment that he will support the deep seaport and the evacuation corridor which is the 260 kilometre super highway.
“The president did give an advice and warning that as far as he had come to give support to this programme, I must come to give him quarterly progress report on this project.”