Cross River Deputy Governor Reassures TCRM On Good Governance As Familiarization Visits Continue

In a reaffirmation of the commitment to good governance in Cross River State, Deputy Governor Honorable Peter Odey met with representatives from the Cross River Movement (TCRM). The meeting, which took place on Thursday, October 12th, 2021, in Calabar, was part of a series of familiarization visits aimed at fostering cooperation between TCRM and the state government.

TCRM’s Mission:

Iso Bassey, the founder of TCRM, led the visit and articulated the organization’s mission. He stressed that TCRM operates as a non-governmental, non-partisan, and not-for-profit entity. Their primary goal is to bridge the gap between the government and the people of Cross River State, facilitating seamless communication and collaboration. Additionally, TCRM expressed a keen interest in the government’s engagement with the diaspora community, with the aim of encouraging their contribution to the state’s development.

A Unified Diaspora Community:

Deputy Governor Peter Odey offered valuable advice to the diaspora community, suggesting that they unite as a single entity, organize themselves effectively, and speak with one voice. This unity, he emphasized, would enable the state government to work cohesively with them, harnessing their potential for the betterment of Cross River State.

People First: A Core Commitment

The Deputy Governor reaffirmed the core principle of the administration: “people first.” This commitment underscores the government’s dedication to the well-being and welfare of the people. He highlighted recent initiatives, such as the distribution of palliatives to mitigate the impact of subsidy removal on petrol. These efforts demonstrate the government’s understanding of the challenges faced by its citizens and its resolve to address them.

The familiarization visit of TCRM to the office of Deputy Governor Peter Odey was marked by a reaffirmation of the commitment to good governance and people-centric policies. The collaboration between non-governmental organizations like TCRM and the state government stands as a testament to the spirit of cooperation and shared responsibility in advancing the welfare of the people of Cross River State.

This visit paves the way for more extensive dialogue, collaboration, and effective partnerships between the government and organizations like TCRM, fostering the realization of a brighter and more prosperous Cross River State.