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Gov. Ayade Attracts Tractor Manufacturing Plant To Cross River, To Build 5000 Homes For Poor

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Cross River State Gover­nor, Senator Ben Ayade’s trade mission to the Re­public of Ireland has already begun to yield fruits with a tractor manufacturing company expressing willingness to set up plant in the state.

Ayade, who spent the first day of his visit between Dublin and Monaghan listening to presentations from various Irish investors and busi­nesses, was particularly excited by the presenta­tion from the Affordable Building Concepts Lim­ited chairman, Redmond Cullinane.

Cullinane informed the governor and his entou­rage, including Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ireland and Iceland, H.E Bolere Ketebu, that his firm can build a home in just one day and half.

The system used in constructing the homes, which he calls off site, is expected to “increase ten fold in 2020 with this type of system making up over 50 percent of the current construction.”

He said the system is the quickest way of fulfill­ing modern housing needs at a more competitive cost which still ensures good and modern building stan­dards.

The Governor revealed that his administration would adopt the system to build 5000 homes for the poor and unemployed.

Catering for this class of people, he said, was the most compelling reason why he is in public office.

As such, the focal point of his administration in on how to lift as many Cross Riverians as possible out of poverty.

He later inspected pro­totypes of the homes at the company’s warehouse in Monaghan.

The governor howev­er, demanded that given the number of homes his government is willing to build, the firm should con­sider siting its manufac­turing plant in the state.

The governor also an­nounced that the state was willing and ready to part­ner with an Irish Dairy to establish an Ice cream making factory in the state.

He disclosed that his administration has al­ready agreed in principle with Cavenco of Spain to establish a Dairy Farm, which he believes with revitalize the moribund cattle farm at the Obudu Ranch Resort.

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