Cross Rivers state governor, Sen. Liyel Imokhe has promised to strengthen the relationship between his administration and Oceanic bank so as to derive
maximum benefits from the quality services rendered by the bank.
The governor made this remark at the weekend in Calabar while receivingÂ the Managing Director of the bank, Mr. John Aboh who paid him a courtesy visit. He
lauded Oceanic bank for its contributions to the development of the state and expressed his administration’s determination to strengthen its relationship
with the bank.
The State Chief Executive said that the government was happy that Oceanic bank has been a very strong partner with the state especially in the development of
Tinapa, which has become a destination point for tourists but locally and internationally.
Governor Imokhe recalled that Oceanic bank was the highest single sponsors of the Calabar festival last year and has never been found wanting in the
provision of credible services to his administration and could only hope to sustain the relationship.
“Oceanic bank has provided us with the most credible service in the state. The bank was the highest single sponsors of last year’s Calabar festival. We are
happy with what Oceanic bank is doing in the state and what we can do to achieve a more mutual and beneficial relationship is to strengthen the existing
relationship,”Â he said
Imohke stated that the state has significant opportunities for private investors especially in the area of oil and gas and infratsructural development couple
with peaceful environment which is conducive to businesses.
To enhance business acivities and boost agriculture in the state, the governor explained that his administration has initiated Cross Rivers Agriculture and
Rural Empowerment Scheme (CARES) to support small scale farmers and make credit available to them.
Such gesture, according to him, is meant to expand the scope of income generation by the citizens of the state pointing out that his government is challenged
by the opportunities that abound in the state and is therefore poised to making a difference.
Earlier in his comment, the Oceanic Bank Chief Executive Officer commended the governor over his style of governance which he said has made the state one of
the most peaceful pointing out that in the midst of the relative disturbance in the Niger Delta, Cross River State stands out uniquely as one of the most
peaceful and serene places in the country while the infrastructural project investment by the State Government also uniquely stands out.