NIGERIA NEEDS A PURPOSEFUL PRESIDENT IN 2023 !!!!
The truth is that since Nigeria secured her independence in 1960 till now, she has been in a dungeon. This reminds me of old adage about tortoise inside a dungeon for six months. When it was time to lift her out of the dungeon; she started shouting to release her urgently due to obnoxious smell in the dungeon.
2023 is the right time for Leaders of Thought to rally round and produce a Purposeful PRESIDENT irrespective of PARTY affiliations. What matters most is the National Interests.
I am not an Advocate of Donald Duke but an Advocate for good Governance. I am also an Advocate of Change for better Nigeria.
I could recall in 2010 shortly after Donald Duke handed over the baton to the then Governor of Cross River State, His Excellency Liyel Imoke; I invited my family for Calabar CARNIVALS.
That’s was their first time of visiting Calabar. I took them around all the nooks and crannies of Calabar town; I remembered vividly one question that my wife asked me. You may ask; what’s the question?
My wife simply asked; is there no potholes in Calabar? I responded that you can only get potholes in the northern Cross River State.
You will be amazed that Potholes are VISIBLE and conspicuously seen everywhere in Calabar Town in 2019 because the previous Governors couldn’t sustain it.
Presently; you can also perceive litters of garbage in the town.
The performance indices during Donald Duke administration can be summarized as follows:
During Donald Duke’s regime, infrastructural development in Cross River State was second to none.
The roads INFRASTRUCTURE in Cross River are still speaking till today. The development touches all areas and local governments.
During Donald Duke regime; the Popular TINAPA RESORT was established. The Obudu Cattle Ranch was the brainchild of Donald Duke.
The Marina Resort and Calabar Museum were also established by Donald Duke.
Donald Duke transformed Cross River State Polytechnic to Cross State University of Technology. The Polytechnic has been fully upgraded to University Status.
What amazed so many people was that Donald Duke created additional satellite campuses at Ogoja ( Management Sciences), Obubra ( Agriculture), Okuku ( Medicals) and Calabar (Engineering). They were all equipped to International standards.
Donald Duke made Cross River State an art of Tourist attractions. The establishment of Calabar CARNIVALS is still speaking till today bringing Brazilians and other African Countries to the annual events during December period.
The Marina Resort, Tinapa, Obudu Cattle Ranch are all part of Tourist attractions.
WASTE MANAGEMENT !!!
The beauty of any city is its ability to manage and control wastes especially at the moment that Nigeria has signed Paris Climate change agreement.
Everyone who visits Cross River State can testify of Clean and Serene environment. This was the foundation laid by Donald Duke.
Donald Duke created CUDA – Cross River Urban Development Authority. The horticulture department was home groomed activities which saves costs and maximizes profit.
This vision is also sustained till today.
WATER MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT
During Donald Duke’s regime; Crossverians experienced 24/7 uninterrupted water supply. Although; the present regime couldn’t sustain it.
During Donald Duke’s regime; there was unprecedented progress in SECURITY Situation in Cross River State.
INSPECTION OF PROJECTS!!!
It is pertinent to note that all contracts awarded to companies were PHYSICALLY inspected by Donald Duke. In most cases, he does that in casual attire.
Donald Duke performed PHYSICAL Inspections and recommendations until they were satisfied okay.
Donald Duke believes in EXCELLENCE, hence ensures that things don’t go wrong.
He is workaholic and innovative LEADER.
Donald Duke has a God FEARING wife that prays for his success. He CARRIES his wife along and gives her first class treatment.