by crossriverwatch admin
The Cross River State Government has threatened to revoke the Certificate of Occupancy of Calabar Wood Company, reportedly owned by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.
The wood processing company, situated along Murtala Mohammed Highway in Calabar, was said to have been acquired by Tukur several years ago from the Cross River State Government.
The state Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Mr. Raphael Uche, who dropped the hint in Calabar on Friday, said the company was no longer functional following the ban on logging in Cross River.
Already, an old generation bank had built one of its outlets on a portion of the land.
Uche said the state Land Use and Allocation Committee made the recommendation, as the purpose for which the company was established had been defeated with the ban on logging.
He said, “The Land Use and Allocation Committee has recommended to the state government for a change of purpose clause in the Certificate of Occupancy issued to Calabar Wood Company, since the purpose for which the land was acquired has been defeated with the ban placed on timber lumbering in Cross River State.”
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