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Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by Isoni(m): 9:35am On Apr 28, 2016


Cross River State wednesday recorded another remarkable achievement following the maiden ride of its ultra-modern monorail which took off from the Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort to the Calabar International Convention Centre (CICC) at the Summit Hills and back to Tinapa.

This feat is one in a series of pioneering achievements which the state is known for.
The Donald Duke’s administration was the first to introduce a cable car in Nigeria, and the longest in Africa, just as it was the first to launch a canopy walkway in Nigeria.

On board the maiden ride was the state Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, Managing Director, Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Ahmed Kuru and its top management staff, among others.

The premier monorail is designed as a transit for tourists between the Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort and the 5,000 seating capacity, multipurpose Calabar International Convention Centre.

Expressing excitement shortly after embarking on the leisure ride, the Managing Director of AMCON, Kuru, said: “Cross River had done it again. First, it was the longest cable car in Africa, then the longest canopy walkway and today we are riding on the first monorail in sub-Sahara Africa and it is something that is highly commendable.”
Kuru, who was literally wowed by the elegance and luxury of the monorail testified: “The experience was quite awesome because it gives you the opportunity to see one of the most beautiful scenery in the world and I am very impressed about what I saw.”

Speaking on the new business frontier with the state government on the management of the premier business resort, the MD said: “Like I always hold, Tinapa is more than a business, it is Nigeria’s heritage. It is important that we look at it beyond Cross River State because it is a heritage that we must work together as federal government and the state to project Nigeria which is what informed my visit to initiate this partnership.”

He explained that Tinapa is nature and technology at play that if fully harnessed and aggressively projected, can contribute immensely to the transformation of socio-economic landscape of the nation.

Responding, Ayade said the coming of AMCON for the maiden ride was an indication that the company was willing and readily available to partner the state to revamp Tinapa.

He said: “As you rightly heard from the AMCON MD, Tinapa is not only a heritage, it is the pride of Nigeria and AMCON is here to give a helping hand to resuscitate this robust and tantalising resort and bring it to its full potential in addition to what they are proposing to add.
“So for me, this new frontier with AMCON, which is talking about a partnership that has two vibrant technocrats with bright ideas and strong belief in Nigeria as a nation, is the one that will definitely translate into grater fortunes for Cross River and Nigeria at large.”

Lauding the new leadership of the asset company, Ayade said: “I am so glad that today in AMCON, we have a man who believes in true leader. It is only when we rise above ethnic sentiments and embrace governance while also allowing business to thrive by its natural forces that we will survive as a nation. AMCON has today demonstrated true leadership and has shown not just the love for Cross River State but love for Nigeria at large.”

On his desire to see to the completion of his predecessors’ uncompleted projects, considering the huge cost involved, Ayade reasoned: “I am very excited that I played a major role in seeing to the realization of this project.

Don’t forget that this project was conceptualised by Donald Duke, prosecuted by Senator Liyel Imoke who came and gave it his best by pumping in a lot of money to see it come to life. I came in, in spite of the lean resources. I shut down everything to ensure that it has light.

“With this, we can clearly see that Cross River State shows consistency in leadership from Donald to Liyel and now Ayade, I see everyone carrying on other’s projects. I want to ensure that all the projects that were started by my predecessors are completed, even as I also pursue my signature projects side by side.

“My primary focus in the first three years is to ensure the completion of all projects embarked upon by Senator Liyel Imoke before I embark on my own key projects.”



http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/28/ayade-amcon-boss-take-maiden-ride-on-calabar-monorail/

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Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by Nobody: 9:48am On Apr 28, 2016
Hmmmmmmm
Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by wawaboy1(m): 9:50am On Apr 28, 2016
I hope say e de go somewhere, make e no be like amaechi own, leading to no where

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Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by Isoni(m): 9:52am On Apr 28, 2016
The premier monorail is designed as a transit for tourists between the Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort and the 5,000 seating capacity, multipurpose Calabar International Convention Centre.

wawaboy1:
I hope say e de go somewhere, make e no be like amaechi own, leading to no where

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Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by PoundspassDolla(m): 9:53am On Apr 28, 2016
Wike come and hear what ayeda is saying about completing work imoke left in his state.

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Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by SamuelAnyawu(m): 9:57am On Apr 28, 2016
God Bless Ayade, tho I'm not so happy with his recent romance with APC propaganda party...

Rochas and Amaechi started like this before they became APC members and their sense of reasoning and developmental plans for their states was abandoned for PROPAGANDA

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Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by Isoni(m): 9:58am On Apr 28, 2016
The bolded is commendable


“My primary focus in the first three years is to ensure the completion of all projects embarked upon by Senator Liyel Imoke before I embark on my own key projects.”

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Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by Abagworo(m): 10:14am On Apr 28, 2016
This monorail is not same standard with Rivers monorail.

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Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by Nobody: 10:33am On Apr 28, 2016
Lord thank u for this. Pls give us wisdom enough to outgrow ethnic & religious bigotry & be able to see that he who could do this as a governor can also replicate it as president. Help us to see our foolishness in voting people based on other reasons than merit: dat we all are the losers doing so. Lord, pls, forgive us our sins & give us a Donald Duke for a president: someone who has workable ideas & d drive to execute them; someone who sees good things happening elsewhere & would make that happen here also instead of just saying he is doing that & deceiving us into seeing progress where none actually exists. For where there is real progress, we won't need to be told to see it. Lord, give us silent achievers 4 leaders rather than make us go from bad to worse degrees of presidential dullards & leaders who tell us lie(Lai). <all people of good will who want something like what is happening in C/River to happen in all d states throughout d country, say 'amen' & let all enemies of progress perish out of sight>

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Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by Nobody: 10:50am On Apr 28, 2016
But where is lalasticlala sef shocked

Exactly what Jonathan could not achieve in five years reign angry

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Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by skare: 11:11am On Apr 28, 2016
Waste of resources if u ask me,cos monorail is not even up to 3km.Bridge would have been better.

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Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by rhymestech: 11:34am On Apr 28, 2016
ok
Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by YoruBanger: 11:34am On Apr 28, 2016
skare:
Waste of resources if u ask me,cos monorail is not even up to 3km.Bridge would have been better.

If you have nothing good to say you don't have to talk. Rubbish. Kudos to the governor and CR folks.

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Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by SmithHumble50: 11:35am On Apr 28, 2016
Nice work
Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by MadCow1: 11:36am On Apr 28, 2016
Wow!!


nice
Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by ooshinibos: 11:36am On Apr 28, 2016
cross river state has always been blessed by Good leaders not like the rest of the evil ridden states that have nothing to do with good governance but to collect allocation and share it amongst themselves.

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Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by mmsen: 11:37am On Apr 28, 2016
CRS getting things right, as per usual.

Amaechi, see your life.

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Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by Jacko1(m): 11:37am On Apr 28, 2016
Wat is if u hav nothin to say.... That is not a transportation objective met.... Its an amusement park ride..... Hw many kilometres wil it cover.... Does it relief any traffic situation
Later calabar wil rush to cnn n be making noise

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Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by saintfaculty(m): 11:38am On Apr 28, 2016
sad
Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by Clean9agent: 11:39am On Apr 28, 2016
Now, this is good news as my signature is to fat people.
Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by barragan: 11:39am On Apr 28, 2016
ooshinibos:
cross river state has always been blessed by Good leaders not like the rest of the evil ridden states that have nothing to do with good governance but to collect allocation and share it amongst themselves.

Calabar metropolis is not equal to cross river.

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Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by Danielmo: 11:40am On Apr 28, 2016
hmm
Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by Sijo01(f): 11:42am On Apr 28, 2016
Wow
Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by orimion(m): 11:42am On Apr 28, 2016
This fp is dedicated to Sade, for letting me use his phone
Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by RedCapChief(m): 11:42am On Apr 28, 2016
Rotimi Amaechi, can you see your life? angry
Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by chinawapzy(m): 11:47am On Apr 28, 2016
ehn
Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by wink2015: 11:48am On Apr 28, 2016
[size=15pt]We are celebrating what should have been in Nigeria 30 years ago if not for corruption of our leaders.

Anyway, half bread is better than none. Kudos to governor Donald Duke and successive governors who nurtured this plan to fruition.

In delta state former governor Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan destroyed the Warri/Effurun Sapele road all in the name of BRT with a view to looting the delta state government treasury.

Uduaghan conceived a fraudulent vision to divert government funds to his personal account and which resulted in the busy road a haven for go slow, if not for the new vision of governor Okowa, commuter and pedestrian would have been suffering plying the busy effurun/warri sapele road.

Warri today boast of no industries to engage the youth. The soap detergent, toiletries, beverage, drinks, biscuits consumed by residents of Warri are all brought from Lagos state, Ogun states and the eastern part of Nigeria[/size]

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Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by ademolaaoc(m): 11:51am On Apr 28, 2016
Nigerian governors need to borrow wisdom from this executive individual. Governance is not always about painting your name on all projects around but preserving and ensure the legacies left behind does not decay.

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Re: Ayade And Kuru Ride On Calabar Monorail by Hemanwel(m): 11:53am On Apr 28, 2016
SamuelAnyawu:
God Bless Ayade, tho I'm not so happy with his recent romance with APC propaganda party...

Rochas and Amaechi started like this before they became APC members and their sense of reasoning and developmental plans for their states was abandoned for PROPAGANDA
Bros,I am an avid PDP loyalist but what is more important is him delivering the dividends of democracy and development to the people that elected him.Cut me some slack about this party thang!

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