Bassey Otu, the governor of Cross River State, has said that he will spend N5 billion to upgrade the governor’s office in Calabar, the state’s capital, to reflect his position.
This was said by Governor Otu on Friday at a meeting with state media, noting that the governor’s office should serve as the state’s signpost.
The governor stressed that the governor’s office was unfit when he took office and that renovating it to a befitting standard would help to appeal to investors willing to do business with the state.
He added that he would also renovate all the state liaison offices in Abuja, Lagos, and elsewhere to similarly carry the same signpost insignia.
“I will not stop spending money to make the governor’s office very befitting. It ought to be the signpost of the state. I will do the same in all our liaison offices.
“It’s when you make your abode or office befitting that will add value and appeal to investors. Filthy environments and poor architectural outlook can discourage.
“The renovations will be done with transparency. It is estimated that the costs of the renovations will be between N3 to N5 billion. But for now the contractors are working pro bono,” he said.