An Inch Of Cross River Will No Longer Be Ceded To Cameroon – House Of Assembly

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Cross River State House of Assembly Chambers
Cross River State House of Assembly Chambers

Members of the Cross River State House of Assembly say they will not allow an inch of the state’s territory to be ceded to Cameroon.

This formed part of the resolution reached at the floor of the House on Wednesday after a motion raised by member representing Boki 1 in the State House of Assembly.

Ernest Eki drew the attention of the House to the alleged ongoing boundary adjustment in his constituency as well as many other communities across the state.

In an attempt to guard against a repeat of what happened in the Bakassi boundary dispute, the House members questioned the arrival of the United Nations Mixed Commission who arrived in the state without any government official.

In Boki Local Government Area, tension arose as indigenes took to the streets protesting the presence of the United Nations boundary adjustment team in the state.

The Boki area is said to have huge carbon credit which could be found in the forest and there are also allegations that the government of Cameroon is after the area because of the natural resource.

The cry for swift action by the Federal Government is coming from all quarters.

During the plenary, the Speaker of the House, Larry Odey, called on the Federal Government to take urgent steps toward addressing the ugly situation to prevent the state from losing more communities and one of her rich natural endowments.

The people of Boki Local Government Area are also asking the government not to overlook this situation, as the thick forest had been for 800 years, their pride, their home and their source of livelihood.

The ongoing exercise has put over 20 villages in the state, including the part of the famous Obudu Ranch Resort, under threat of being ceded to Cameroon if a proactive measure is not taken by government.

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3 commentsOn An Inch Of Cross River Will No Longer Be Ceded To Cameroon – House Of Assembly

  • Is any part of d country complaining of wanting to belong to cameroun? when will cameroun be ceded to Nigeria? This is a high class conspiracy of d UN against Nigeria. we can’t take it anymore.

  • There seems to exist deep-seated differences between states concerning their form and substance dealing with economic, social, and cultural riights.
    The current trend of the UN Covenants, which has the support of the so-called ‘under_developed’ member states of the UN is to place more accent on economic, social ,and cultural rights than on Civil and political rights on the grounds that, the latter are useless unless unless the former are guaranteed.
    Contracts which conflicts with human rights should be held illegal and invalid on the ground of public policy. Example, the Green Tree Agreement’s influence upon Nigeria’s constitution on resolutions and human rights.
    The form of government, In a true Federal Republic, each state was to have its own government for the management of local affairs, while a federal parliament, consisting of two ‘Houses’, was to be responsible for all matters which concerned the Union of States as in U.S.A and established by the Dutch in the 17th century.

  • Thank God you guys are coming up to your responsibities. Sometimes i do wonder the type of legislators we have. why allowing some one else to tear your body apart everytime. I know that, the basic functions of the government is to provide for the welfare and security of the people. Hence, any government that falls short of these is weak and needs replacement. Be informed that UN is a tool for Neo colonialism that is very efficient in spliting the interest of the common peole(developing nations) to their merit. Africans can resolve their differences better. The 1884/85 Berlin confrence created the many lingering problems that is facing the continent today. many Afrcans still pay much respect to their ancestral homes than the nationlity the white men forced them to join. wise up my people! lets live in peace with one another without fear of treat to lives and properties. stop sponsoring communal crises stop giving out your territory. stop the mess! no country is giving out her land again.

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