Cross River Daily can firmly report that the number one citizen of the state, Gov. Ben Ayade has, as at yesterday, made his way to Germany, barely one day after getting a go-ahead from the Assembly to borrow N5 billion from First Bank Plc.
This behind-the-scenes foreign trip is the second so far in His Excellency’s second term. Bring to mind that Gov. Ayade escaped to Oslo, Norway just 48 hours after his inauguration on May 29th missing a crucial security meeting with The Presidency which had his colleagues, governors of the rest 35 states in attendance.
Whereas governors owed their citizens a duty to always make public details of their foreign trips, especially, the purpose for which they are traveling, however, the opposite is the case with Governor Ayade as his foreign trips constitute his top secret.
Attempts to ascertain the main purpose of this particular trip returned unfruitful as the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Linus Obogo says he knows-not of His Excellency’s whereabouts.