Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River State has said it has become imperative to go spiritual in the arduous task of administering the state.
He stated this on Sunday during the maiden edition of the state’s Interdenominational Solemn Assembly held at the Calabar International Conference Centre (CICC).
He maintained that piloting the affairs of the state is a challenging task.
“Piloting the affairs of the state is not an easy task. This is why we have to seek the face and direction of the Author of wisdom to move the state forward.
“I alone and the people you have elected to represent you will not be able to do this work alone. We all must come together to build the state of our dream,” he said.
He urged all to join him in the journey of a spiritual renaissance as he repositioned the state, adding that there would be enough for everyone to benefit from without pulling down their brother.
“This is the time for us to build the state. What is most important to me is leaving an indelible print on the sands of time after the service period.
“The State is a land of abundance and now is the time to jointly harness God’s given resources found across the three senatorial districts of the state for the betterment of our people.
“From our prayer today, I can clearly see the influx of nations and investors coming back to our state.
“For those who have the opportunity to be elected or appointed, let me remind you that power belongs to God. The position you occupy today is not to oppress others but to diligently serve them, and I will not relent in sacking anyone who acts contrary.
“Let me assure you that I have not changed and will not be influenced not even by my office as your governor. Power does not intoxicate me, because I believe that power is for service. It is very transient. Where you find yourself today be reminded that in no distant time, another person will occupy that same office,” he said.
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