Why I want to increase my aides to 7000 – Governor Ayade

Cross Rivers State’s Governor, Ben Ayade, says he will be appointing 6000 more personal aides.

The Professor turned politician had appointed over 1000 aides.

Following his victory at the Supreme Court that upheld his election, Ayade says he’ll be needing more personal aides.

The Governor says his rationale will create more jobs and put food on the table of everyone in the state.

He says the appointments will ensure that no one goes to bed in an empty stomach.

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Governor Ayade made the declaration at the U.J. Esuene Stadium during a victory celebration.

The celebration was the favorable Supreme Court ruling that upheld his election as the Governor of Cross Rivers State.

Ayade defeated Mr. Joe Agi, SAN,  a co-contestant in the People’s Democratic Party, primaries in December 2014.

He said, “I am appreciative of all the support given me by the women of the state and the youths.

“In this light, I will ever remain grateful.

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“To ensure that nobody goes to sleep in an empty stomach, I shall appoint 6,000 more aides.

“I shall create 3,000 jobs for the youths.

“In January 2017, I shall create 50,000 jobs to make sure nobody in the state is unemployed.”

Ayade also announced a donation of N50 million to the Christian Association of Nigeria and N30m to the Muslim community in the state.

He said his gesture to God was because God removed shame from him by giving him victory at the Supreme Court.

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“I kept asking myself why me and if I said I truly believe in God, why should I be put to shame?

“But as it turned out, it is only God who has the glory and nobody else, not even the Supreme Court.”

“If you come here in 2019, you will not recognize Cross Rivers State again.

“I shall carry out a complete transformation of the state,” Ayade said.

Recall that Ayade was the same governor who said all his commissioners must write a handwritten examination before appointment.