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Pay us for losing 76 oil wells, Bakassi to Cameroon – Gov. Ayade tells Buhari govt

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River State has approached the Federal Government to satisfactorily repay the state for the loss of 76 oil wells to Akwa Ibom State and the surrendering of oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon in 2002.

Ayade decided on Wednesday in Calabar not long after he was confirmed as legislative head of the state for a second term close by his Deputy, Prof. Ivara Esu, at the U.J Esuene Sports Stadium.

He said that in perspective on the misfortunes, the government should start the way toward remunerating the state utilizing the adjustment support.

As indicated by him, the loss of the oil wells and Bakassi have affected contrarily on the state’s assets. Accordingly, the national government should find a way to address the issue.

“I approach President Muhammadu Buhari to please hear the calls of Cross River. We have appeared much quiet and comprehension since we trust that in the completion of time, equity will be finished.

“The government needs to realize what we are experiencing now. Indeed, even in the statute, it is inappropriate to take the oil wells from a state with little oil and provide for an express that has so much, it is inadmissible.”

Ayade said it had turned out to be hard to talk about the issue with the central government even though “the Supreme Court has made it so certain that you should locate a reliable method to remunerate Cross River for the loss of their oil wells and Bakassi.”

“Yet, let me utilize this event of my introduction to tell the central government that Cross River feel very baffled and chased, and this makes me think about whether genuinely we are cherished,” he regretted.

The representative likewise said that the state ought to be permitted to tackle its fixed assets and pay sovereignties to the government, guaranteeing that Cross River has been manhandled and diminished to nothing in body, soul, and soul.

The senator asked occupants of the state to hold hands with him in his industrialization strategy focused at making an all the more financially feasible state.

He guaranteed to make the installment of pay rates and tips a need, including that no venture can be more important than the welfare of laborers.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that among dignitaries in participation at the occasion were previous governors Donald Duke and Liyel Imoke, National and State Assembly individuals, and security boss.