Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has applauded Governor Bassey Otu for fostering a healthy investment climate in Cross River State during a courtesy visit to the Governor in Calabar on Wednesday. Saraki commended Governor Otu’s pragmatic economic policies, noting that the state has transformed into an investment destination with significant potential NEGROIDHAVEN can report.
Saraki, who is currently investing in the Ayip Eku Oil Plantation in Akamkpa Local Government Area, acknowledged the conducive atmosphere for investors created by Governor Otu’s leadership. He expressed optimism about the state’s economic prospects, citing plans to explore additional business opportunities beyond the oil plantation.
When you have a head of government who understands what it takes to govern and the role of government, he ensures that investors are comfortable. We have been very encouraged. It is not only in the oil plantation that we are focusing. We are also looking at other businesses. We were at the Export Processing Zone earlier; we intend to be long-term partners of Cross River State,” stated Saraki.
Senator Bassey Otu, in response, expressed delight in having someone of Dr. Saraki’s stature investing in the state. He assured Saraki of his administration’s commitment to fostering an enabling environment for investors and highlighted the state’s readiness to collaborate with potential investors in transforming the economy of Cross River.
“We will continue to create an enabling environment for you to succeed,” Governor Otu assured the former Senate President, adding, “please bring more investments to the State.”
Emmanuel Ogbeche, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, shared insights into the Governor’s commitment to attracting investments. He emphasized the recent trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, where Governor Otu engaged with global leaders, indicating a promising influx of investors.