#BIP4OGOJA: Why we decided to support Barr. Paul Ishabor —Ogoja Solidarity Movement

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Abang Ogon|13 March 2017 There can't be socio-economic, socio-political and/or socio-cultural development when citizens are passive about their choice of leaders, political representation but chose to play ostrich about who leads them in whatever capacity; human capital development and sustainable development cannot be achieved in a vacuum, they work in tandem, politics is too serious a business to be left in the hands of politicians. All hands therefore must be on deck to drive a fair process as regards who is indeed capable of taking Ogoja to the promise land. History is replete with series of political transitions in Ogoja Local Government, mayors have come and gone, tenures began and expired, today we are faced with a reality of choosing for ourselves a new mayor for our city, as a team we have come together to share ideas to move our beloved LGA forward, the truth is Ogoja as a mother LGA is far backward in comparison with other LGAs in her age grade. What Ogoja needs now is a seasoned investment promoter and a new-city revolutionize — very palpable Barr. Paul Ishabor (BIP) is the best man for the job. His capacity speaks volume:
*he has been Involved in the attraction and facilitation of business entry for the following major investors into CRS:
a. Wilmar International/PZ Cussons – $400m investment portfolio;
b. General Electric – $1bn Multi-modal Manufacturing and Training Facility;
c. Artee/Spar Group – $100m investment in a World Class Shopping Mall;
d. Brentex Petroleum – $300m Pipes Mills Manufacturing Plant;
e. Project Masters $100m Oil and Gas Fabrication Yard;
f. Giant Cement – $600m investment in a 6 million MT Cement Plant;
g. Premier Feed Mills – $100m Feed Mill Plant- Flour Mills, Calabar;
h. Conceptualization and implementation of the N2.5bn Songhai Cross River State Farm Initiative;
i. amongst the CRS team to Mumbai, India for meeting with the GM, Indian EXIM Bank aimed at resolving the procurement issues of the EPC Contract for Calabar IPP Project;
j. partook in the conceptualization of the Cross River State Micro Finance and Enterprise Development Agency;
k. was part of the team that bided for and attracted the CBN Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) to Cross River State;
l. involved in the UK, DFID GEMs3 efforts that improved the World Bank ranking of Cross River State in the Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria Survey. See our good product: he has rendered effective service to the state at large, we need him to come back home and set Ogoja in a high pedestal of economic advancement, infrastructural development and industrialization. Gov Ben Ayade is doing it in the State, Barr. Paul Ishabor can do it in Ogoja. "Ogoja is our collective heritage, nobody can make it work for us, only us can help us" —Ogoja Solidarity Movement. Abang A Ogon
Secretary
Ogoja Solidarity Movement