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Loss Of Bakassi, 76 Oil Wells, Others, Cross River Goes Spiritual


Gov. Bassey Otu

Challenged by several issues, the Cross River state government has gone spiritual to recover all it’s lost glory and assets as it hosted the second Solemn Assembly.

Speaking at the Solemn Assembly with the theme, “Season of Total Recovery” anchored on 1Samuel 30:8, organised by the Office of Wife of the Governor on Saturday at the Calabar International Convention Centre, Calabar, the State Governor, Senator Bassey Otu said, “as a state, we are on a mission for total recovery.. We will recover all we have lost and even get more. We will take back what is rightfully Cross River’s whether people like it or not.”

In a release from the Daily InfoNews Bulletin of the State Ministry of Information, Otu harped on the need for focus and sincerity of purpose collectively as a state to recover all. saying, “it is time for the state to move forward and nobody can stop us. There is so much that we as a people need to achieve and we must all stand up as one to say enough is enough.” 

Otu emphasized on the importance of respect and dignity in service, noting that there would be a facelift to all sectors of the economy of the State for the interest and overall well being of the citizenry.

Giving more insights on the Assembly, the Wife of the Governor, Rev. Eyoanwan Otu intimated the congregation that the purpose of the gathering was to “recover all that were taken from us through the mercies of God, as a people, as individuals and as a state.”

Continuing, she recalled the various firsts recorded by the state in the national and the world events and emphasizing that, “everything that we have lost, all that have been snatched and that which we have been deprived of, shall be recovered in totality. 

“We have realized that our glory was taken in one way or the other and by certain circumstances, but we have come back like the prodigal son, to cry unto God who has answers for everything to hear us, heal our land and restore to us, all that has been taken away from us.”

While encouraging Crossriverians to keep hope alive, Rev. Otu said, “I know some of us have lost hope because of our situations but I am here to tell you God can do all things…irrespective of the  circumstances, there is hope as long as there is a living God.

In his exhortation based on the theme, the State Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Rev. Orok Nkebem, explained the principle of times and seasons that regulates the activities of man on earth, emphasizing that the time for the state to blossom is now.

He said, “Cross River state has been subjected to indignity and suffered many losses. The first capital of Southern Nigeria was Calabar, we were listed among the oil producing states but now, it is no more.”

He prayed that by the language of divinity, the state is taking back its position and that God is giving the state a new name that will be celebrated by all noting that “now is the time for good governance and restoration, God does not perform half miracles and so would make the recovery and restoration of the State total”. 

The Cleric charged the citizenry to support the government in her people oriented policies and programmes by rising to the challenges and to loudly say enough is enough to mediocrity and atrocities.


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