Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has said despite the receipt of only N4.3 billion as federal allocation, he has been able to pay workers in the State.
He disclosed this shortly after his arrival from Abuja at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar.
He said, “As you all know, we got N4.3 billion in the last three months as federal allocation, an indication that it is impossible for us to pay salaries, but we have continuously paid salaries, for which my colleagues embrace me and say, ‘you are a magician because we don’t know how you are doing it”
He added, “Impossibility actually is a giant coward, but for sure, and surely, when you bring the intellectual architecture into it, impossibilities will disappear” and stressed “We are creating a new economic structure that will redefine Nigeria and take advantage of the huge mineral resources that we have in the Middle Belt of the country. We are heading for an explosion and what Cross River will be in the next three years, you will never believe it”