Budget of Kinetic Crystallisation; Governor weeps as he passes N1.3trn Budget
Cross River state governor, Ben Ayade, could not hold back tears when he signed the 2018 budget of N1.3 trillion into law on, Tuesday.In tears, the governor asked a clergy in the audience to hold the signed copy of the budget in his hand and lead everyone present in prayers for divine intervention to make the budget realisable.He kept shaking his head while controlling his tears, but managed to stand up for the prayers and the national anthem rendered at the close of the ceremony, before he left.
Earlier, he said the budget he christened “Budget of Kinetic Crystallisation” is epochal in the history of the state and the nation. Cross River is the first to pass the N1trillion mark among states in the nation.“This budget is indeed kinetically crystallising all our vision, but we must put all our hands on the table,” he said.
Governor Ayade, by his action has shown that he might do better in the Nollywood industry than in Government House. He could be best described as a comedian and not governor. Even the media that celebrated this as major news lacked creativity and good sense of judgment. Was it not known to them that this was publicity stunt for Ayade ahead of 2019?
If not, can Ayade and his appointees tell Nigerians in clear terms the immediate impact, value, gain or importance such a bogus budget would have, when funding and implementation may not be realiseable possible? Can they also disclose the performance ratio of budgets in the state since he came into office? What was the budget drama for?
Hmmm, Ayade, Ayade, why do you present and sign this kind of budget close to election time? It is hoped you are not trying to use it to raise slush fund for election, through dubious and inflated contracts? You should have known that when it comes to budget, what matters to Nigerians is not the figures and statistics being bandied, but the funding and proper implementation. Any other thing is a matter of semantics and politics to deceive Nigerians.