Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade, weekend in Ogoja, performed the groundbreaking of the state Polytechnic.
Performing the groundbreaking ceremony at the start of the All Progressives Congress governorship campaign in the Northern Senatorial Zone, Governor Ayade noted that the establishment of the Polytechnic was critical in the development of medium level manpower both for the state and the Northern Senatorial District.
“Ths groundbreaking is important to us because it represents a win-win with respect to two key initiatives that are both technical as well as guranteeing the future through investments in education.”
Ayade further emphasised that the importance of the Polytechnic to the zone was pretty obvious, as “there is a very clear link between education, security and prosperity, all of which create opportunities for growth and development.”
He said the choice of Ogoja as as host local government for the institution was deliberate as it was long overdue for such a school to be established in the area.
While applauding Ayade for conceptualising and siting the Polytechnic in Ogoja, APC government candidate, Prince Edet Bassey Otu, promised to ensure the completion the institution.
Otu lauded the governor for his strong commitment to education, adding that “I have not seen any administration that has demonstrated such a strong commitment to education like Ayade.
“The Teachers Continuing Training Institute in Biase, the British/Canadian University in Obudu all bear testament to Governor Ayade’s passion and commitment to education.”
Continuing, Otu said; “I want to let you know that today is an important day in the life of the Northrrn Senatorial District. This school will definitely change the economic landscape of the zone. And I want to give you my word and assurance right here that I will continue from where the governor will stop including seeing to the completion of this new Polytechnic.”