The Cross River Commissioner for Commerce, Mrs Rosemary Archibong, on Thursday tasked members of the State Privatisation Council to ensure the profitability of the numerous industries in the state.
Archibong made the call when members of the council paid her a courtesy visit in her office in Calabar.
She reiterated the importance the state government attached to the Council, adding that Gov. Ben Ayade has laid a solid foundation for industrial infrastructure.
“The task before you is an onerous one that entails brain storming, travels and research in order to ensure that the Palm Estates and other ventures in the commercial agricultural hub of the state are profitable,” she said.
She however added that the state was ready to transfer control partially or wholly to private enterprise.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Council, Mr John Odo, expressed delight over their appointments, stating that members would work as a team to actualise the set goals.
He appealed that government to provide an office space as well as a vehicle that will aid movement to various places of assignment.
Edited By: Abiodun Esan/Ekemini Ladejobi (NAN)
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