Cross River governor, Ben Ayade has said he would appoint 6000 new aides and create 50,000 jobs in 2017.
Ayade said this on Monday during a reception to celebrate the December 9 Supreme Court ruling which validated his election at the U.J. Esuene Stadium.
He said the appointments will expand his government and create more jobs for the people of the state.
He said, “I am appreciative for all the support given to me by the women of the state and the youths and in this light I will ever remain grateful.
“To ensure that nobody goes to sleep with an empty stomach, I shall appoint 6, 000 more aides, create 3, 000 jobs for youths and in January 2017, I will also create 50,000 jobs to make sure nobody in the state is unemployed.”