CROSS RIVER STATE:
PROFESSOR BENEDICT AYADE, is a cultured microbiologist and environmentalist who is the current Executive Governor of Cross River State. He is focused primarily on implementing a large-scale agricultural programme to reposition Cross River State to properly utilize all of its natural resources and create tens of thousands of job opportunities for its people. Ultimately, the state will be in the lead with a technologically-driven agro sector and high productivity.
- Regenerating the ailing cocoa and oil palm estates in the state
- Partnering for large-scale rice and banana production
- Raising oil palm seedlings in large numbers to support the aging oil palm plantations in the various palm estates across the state
- Resuscitating the rubber plantations in the state with the view to making them more productive