Cross River Government Reverses Order Of Acquisition Of 10km Land On Either Side Of Super Highway

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The reversal ad on Punch Newspaper, Wednesday

Owing to what must have been sustained pressure from environmental activists and host communities about possible land annexation, the Cross River state government has succumbed to reversing its earlier order to acquire 10km of land on both sides of the proposed 260 km superhighway.

In an advertorial in the Punch newspaper of yesterday Wednesday February 13, 2017 signed by the state Commissioner for Lands and Urban Development, Dr. John Inyang, the government says, “After due consultation with relevant bodies and stakeholders, the Cross River State Government through the Ministry of Lands and Urban Development hereby reverses the earlier revocation order published in the Punch Newspaper edition of Friday, January 15, 2016 and the Nigerian Chronicle edition of Friday 22nd January, 2016 specifying the revocation of 10km span of either side of the center line of the proposed 260km Superhighway road project.

“Accordingly, acquisition of Right-Of-Way for the proposed road project and payment of compensation shall be limited to the 70 span of the road corridor.”

While prominent and award winning environmental activists like Nnimmo Bassey, have described the reversal as a “significant victory for Cross River forest communities.”, government officials say, it is rather a demonstration of the fact that the governor, Senator Ben Ayade is a listening governor and is intended on removing all obstacles and making sure that the super highway project is completed.”

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One commentOn Cross River Government Reverses Order Of Acquisition Of 10km Land On Either Side Of Super Highway

  • if that is what it takes for the super highway to come to fruition, then i’m glad. All hands must be on deck to support this project that will deliver a world class road to cross river state, and boost the economy of the state as the road empties into the seaport. The implication is that it will boost exports. I’m happy at the progress so far, and i believe that was the major hurdle facing the realization of the project. Thank God it has been resolved, so lets go back to constructing our super highway that will be the best road in sub saharan africa.

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