Obudu Cargo Airport: Work Resumes, Government Threatens To Deal With Anyone Opposing The Project

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By CrossRiverWatch Admin

As the Obudu cargo airport project crisis depens, the Cross River State Government has dished out threat to Okambi Community, in Obudu Local Government Area and any other opposed to the project.

Impeccable source monitoring on-the-ground progress of situation in the Community has revealed that: “Yesterday (Monday) evening between 5:30pm – 6pm, the Commissioner for Aviation, Hon. Jake Otu Enyia visited the Community (Okambi) to address the Community Chairman.

“The Community Chairman insisted to talk to the Commissioner where he will have witnesses and they went to the primary school and gathered the few Chiefs and persons around. The Commissioner was accompanied by Paul Obi, the Airport Project Manager.

“The Commissioner warned the Community Chairman and further threatened the Community that Government has decided to build the airport and there is nothing anyone will do about it.

“He informed the Community Chairman that work will resume tomorrow (Tuesday) in the Community and anyone who stands in the path of the work will be dealt with according to Government wish.

“As we speak, work is ongoing, our Community is a grave yard as everyone not in support of the project is in hiding. There is heavy Police presence in our Community.”

As at the time of filing this report, our newsroom is contacting the Commissioner for Aviation.

Prior to this move, the Aviation Commissioner had written to the Community on 6th April, 2020 about commencement of work.

See letter below.

The Community after receipt of the letter replied three days later through its Counsel.

See Okambi Community response letter below.

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2 commentsOn Obudu Cargo Airport: Work Resumes, Government Threatens To Deal With Anyone Opposing The Project

  • Can the good people of Cross River state STOP Gov. Ayade from squandering public money on self-serving and ill-conceived projects such as the so-called International Passenger and Cargo Airport in Obudu? It is unfortunate that you are wasting public money.

    Who on earth will have cargo flown to Obudu? For what? It is not a metropolitan city. It is not centrally located. The roads leading and out of Obudu are in worst conditions. There is plethora of reasons that any person will not build the planned airport in Obudu.

    What happened to the airport in Obanliku?

    Was there economic need analysis study conducted? What is the benefit/cost ratio and the payback period? Was there environmental impact analysis study conducted? Was the community consulted and their approval granted? Is this project a strategic one for the development of Cross River?

    Gov. Ayade can you please focus and embark on strategic projects that are of benefits to all? The superhighway is one good project that all will benefit from that you have failed to implement. Stop all new initiatives and ensure that the highway project is completed before the end of your tenure otherwise you would be adjudged a failed governor.

    May I recommend that you please develop goals and be FOCUSED!!! And please remember that the big words You use means nothing because you are not communicating with the people and you are a self-important person.

  • International Passenger and Cargo Airport in Obudu? You must be kidding. Utterly nonsense. How many people are flying in and out of Obudu to warrant the construction of airport? Gov. Ayade, please stop the MISMANAGEMENT. There is absolutely no need for the construction. There is no demand for such a facility. You are wasting people’s hard earned money. This is a white elephant project. Please spend the money to build good schools, healthcare centers, roads, etc. You are NOT FOCUSED!!! What happened to the superhighway you were going to construct from Calabar to Ogoja?

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