By Ike Uchechukwu
CALABAR—Cross River State Government has threatened to use other constitutional options in the construction of the 260 kilometre superhighway if federal agencies fail to approve an Environmental Impact Assessment, EIA, for the project.
Governor Ben Ayade
The state government has, therefore, given the Federal Government two weeks to release the EIA for the project, failure of which it would go ahead with the execution of the superhighway which is one of its signature projects.
Addressing journalists on behalf of State Executive Council members, Commissioner for Lands and Urban Development, Elder John Inyang, said that Cross River State can no longer continue to play the good boy as it has become obvious that some detractors and enemies of the state were trying to thwart the effort of the Governor Ben Ayade’s administration.
He said: “Cross River State is being frustrated and while President Muhammadu Buhari is in support of our projects, some federal agencies have continued to and politicize the EIA.”