Osinbajo Speaks On The Ceding of Bakassi To Cameroon

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Responding, the Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi, while appreciating the visit of the acting president, pleaded that the traditional institution be given constitutional powers.

Calabar, the Cross River State Capital was agog on Thursday as residents comprising women, men and children thronged the streets to give acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN a fitting welcome. "We are committed to the transformation of the state and we know we will achieve what we have set out to do".

"The project will drive the state's economy and Nigeria in general will benefit because the route will link other states of the federation,".

He reiterated the fact that the country was better together than apart. We are greater together than apart.

"Cross River State is so much an intriguing part of Nigeria and every part needs the other".

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"When people speak of Nigeria and respect this country, it is because of the diversity; because of the strength in numbers. If we are one small conclave, nobody will look at us with the seriousness that they look at us today".

In response, the Acting President said Cross River is historic in Nigeria assuring that the Federal Government can never forget a strategic state like Cross River.

"But the President strongly believes that while we ruminate over the legal issues we must not allow Nigerian citizens in Ikang and elsewhere to suffer".

He then assured the support of the Federal Government to the construction of the super highway by the state government and said that the initiative would enhance economic and social development of the state. This is our duty and our commitment, " he added.

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