Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has confirmed that he has made lots of investments in oil palm plantations in Cross River State.
Speaking in Calabar, Saraki also said he had made investments in other agricultural ventures, running into several millions of naira.
He disclosed this when he paid a courtesy call on Governor Bassey Otu in his office in Calabar after visiting the Export Processing Zone.
Saraki said, “We have been very encouraged. It is not only in the oil plantation that we are focusing, we are also looking at other businesses.
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“We were at the Export Processing Zone, Calabar earlier. We intend to be long-term partners of Cross River State.”
He disclosed that he is also investing in the Ayip Eku Oil Plantation in Akamkpa Local Government Area of the state.
The former Kwara State governor said Governor Otu understood what it took to govern and attract investors.
According to him, owing to Otu’s pragmatic economic policies, Cross River has become an investment destination with enormous potential.
In his remarks, Governor Otu expressed delight in having a personality like Dr Saraki invest in the state, assuring him of his administration’s readiness to partner with him and potential investors in changing the economy of the state.
“We will continue to create an enabling environment for you to succeed. Please bring more investments to the state,” Otu assured the former Senate president.”