... politics, governance can’t be left within the arms of politicians alone
By Ike Uchechukwu
The Convener, Cross River state Round Table 2021 ,Bishop Josef Bassey has disclosed that the state has potentials to turn out to be the best in Nigeria, noting that it possesses not simply human sources however extra to succeed than another state within the nation.
He additionally asserted that the enterprise of politics and governance was too critical a enterprise to be left within the arms of politicians alone including that each one arms have to be on deck to maneuver Nigeria ahead.
Bishop Bassey a famend Christian chief made this recognized in Calabar whereas talking with newsmen on “Cross River Roundtable 2021” , an initiative that seeks to awaken the consciousness of the individuals in the direction of the expansion and growth of the state.
He stated that there have been no impossibilities with the state stressing that Cross River was transferring ahead it doesn’t matter what and would surpass all expectations within the nearest future .
According to the Convener of CRR 2021 who doubles as General Overseer, God’s Heritage Centre ” My enterprise on this challenge as a father is to make sure that our individuals take accountability
“As a father I take responsibility for whatever happened in the state including whatever that is happening, but work towards what can happen in our dear Cross River state.
“We have a journey in Cross River State. It goes back to the creation of states when Akwa Ibom came out.
“We have a journey, and when we talk about the prophetic destiny of Cross River State, for those of you who follow our antecedent, you would know that for many years we have been traversing the place for over 14 years ,but never for any personal gain or anything.
“Cross River State for me, it’s an integral part of my life. It’s part of what I live for and would if need be, die for; because if a people aren’t worth dying for, then such people have no value at all.
“I think that Cross Riverians and our destiny deserve sacrifices of diverse kinds if we must continually move the state forward.
“Taking Cross River State out of wherever it is at the moment to where it ought to be is always possible. There are no impossibilities.
“You may only have tough work to do sometimes. You may need better strategy. You may need a lot of ingenuity. You may need a whole lot of things. But the truth is that it can be done. China just give you their fake sun, an alternative sun. Anything is possible.”
“On the Cross River Roundtable project, we need to get Cross Riverians to start talking. I actually think that the business of politics and governance is too serious a business to be left in the hands of politicians alone.
“They do need our help, and that for me is important. You know politicians are like players in a football match. If you leave football to players alone there will be crisis. So you have the club owners, the technical team, you have so many other structures behind the players.
“Now Cross River State as a people, we do have some people who are into the game of politics. They are players. But we do have owners of the state. Stakeholders of the state. And I think that we must synergize.
“We must be able to begin to talk, engage ourselves. There are people who laid down their lives, who have made enormous sacrifices, past and present, towards the existence and survival of what we call Cross River State today.
“They are people across different walks of life who have died for us to have the Cross River State we have. So, reducing Cross River State and discussions around it to politics only, I think it’s a great disservice.
“We need to expand the horizon. We need to create platforms where everyone can come to the party and then we can genuinely begin to talk about the future of Cross River State,” he stated.