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Widows Pray for Ayade as C’River Garment Factory Recruits Staff

A cross section of applicants seeking employment in Cross River Garment Factory

A cross section of applicants seeking employment in Cross River Garment Factory

As preparation for the commissioning of Africa’s biggest garment factory, the Cross River Garment & Textile Factory by the wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Buhari gathers momentum, final screening for the would be employees of the company have been concluded in across the state

The exercise with took place simultaneously in Ikom for the Central Senatorial District, Ogoja for the people in the Northern Senatorial District and Calabar for the Southern Senatorial District saw excited applicants trooping out in their thousands for the exercise.

Governor Ben Ayade said those who will work at the factory will be mostly women, with widows given special consideration.

Speaking during the exercise at the U J Esuene Stadium, Calabar ,Coordinator for the Southern Senatorial District and Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs. RoseMary Archibong, said that, “This final screening is going on simultaneously in all the three senatorial districts of the state to ensure that Cross Riverians particularly women are given equal opportunity no matter where they reside to participate in the exercise.”

Continuing she maintained: “Our Governor, Professor Ben Ayade knowing the plight of must widows across the state has decided in his magnanimity that 80 percent of those to be employed in the garment factory should be widows that are still energetic to carry out routine work to earn income to support their children.”

Some of the applicants who were optimistic that they will be employed, said at last their long wait will be over as they  will finally gain seats in the factory to start work as the President’s wife is commissioning the facility soon.

One of the applicants, Mrs. Beatrice Ekpe said she was very excited when she heard the announcement for the final screening exercise.

“As a tailor; I know I will be employed because Ayade is a Governor that understands our situation and has provided us with this opportunity to make money to feed the family and I am very happy.”

Continuing, Ekpe, who lost her husband 10 years ago, said life has been a struggle for her and her children.
“I have been struggling to bring up the six children he (late husband) left behind till God brought Ayade with this garment factory. Today, I can now say that my struggles and hardship are over because I am starting work very soon in that factory.”

Overwhelmed by the fact that she will soon be working, another applicant, Mrs Matilda Ojong, simple said “Thank you Jesus.”

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