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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Governor Ben Ayade Commissions Toothpick Factory In Cross River State

Image may contain: 1 personCross River State governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has commissioned an ultra-modern toothpick factory at Ekori, Yarkurr Local Government Area of the state. The factory is said to be capable of producing 31 million toothpicks in a day. Speaking at the event, Ayade disclosed that “this administration was trying to create an economy that will radically alter the economic landscape of the state. The country does not just change by mere promulgation of policy, the country changes by systematic, active but very visionary step by step approach towards the realisation of set objectives and one of the set objectives is to move Cross River State from the third world to the first world under my eight years in office.”
“The Ministry of Agriculture in 2016 decried an average of 18 million dollars spent annually importing toothpicks
into Nigeria, hence the federal government put toothpicks importation under the dollar access prohibition list, which means it cannot give you dollars if you intend to import toothpick, so we decided to take advantage of the policy to set up this factory.”
Ayade disclosed that only Cross River has such a factory as a state-owned project, which is 100 per cent managed by indigenes, creating jobs for the people.
While urging indigenes of the area to go into massive commercial cultivation of bamboo which is the raw material for toothpicks, the governor said”It has a short gestation period that is why it belongs to the grass family and it grows veraciously with wide growth.
“Cultivate enough bamboo trees; we can produce 31 million toothpicks in a day which is lots of business and money with massive turnover.”



Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Better than importing the damn thing

Okwy Maria

This Governor Na real Techno Governor 👏 🙌 🙌. 31 million toothpick production everyday - is a huge money. Every farmland in Cross River Should be turned into Bamboo Tree cultivation so as to be able to double the daily production rate and also not go out of raw material. Hmmm 😍, this techno governor go soon win 🏆 - The Best World Governor in Technological Ideas & Development 💖. Nigeria get intelligent people 😍.

Chioma Amara Nnoli

When you have an educated governor, he takes an educated steps

Okey Samuel Nwosu

Well done sir

Philomina Nwankwo

We can't despise the days of little beginning. More will be established.

Daniel Orji

I have not stopped wiping when i heard we import tooth pick into this country! At least we can start from there, kudos to cross river.

Ogechi Jane

At last the importation of toothpick will reduce...... Thank God

Patrick Chukwu

Da precious blood of Jesus.. My ear don block

Niyeck Nandack

Endy, I learnt that Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom also commissioned a toothpick factory in Akwa Ibom last year. Is it that the two sister States have just provided enough meat for the people? Or they want those who enjoy the delicacy called 404 to have an "easy ride"?

Lucy Ana Uche

The only good thing about this is that unemployment will reduce.
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