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C’RIVER: Gov Otu sets up committee to probe concession of companies

THE governor of Cross River State, Bassey Otu, has established a commission to investigate Ben Ayade’s concession of industries and other actions.

Therefore, a request for memoranda throughout the state has been made by the Fact-Finding Committee On Cross River State Government-owned and Concessioned Industries and Other Landed Properties.

The committee requested a memo on the terms of reference from the public in a statement released today by its secretary, Anthony Effiom.

The committee will investigate all business dealings involving the concession of industries, as well as their appraisal, and will assess the sufficiency and propriety of the legal procedures.

Additionally, it will confirm the fair market worth of the concessionaires’ assets, as well as their competence, and it will assess how well the state’s interests are being served.

The committee will also investigate all land-related deals, purchases, and requests that are in the public interest for both developed and undeveloped properties.

The announcement states that the memoranda should arrive at the committee no later than Friday.

The affected organisations were British Canadian University, Ogoja Rice Mill, Garment Factory, Ogoja Rice Mill, Obudu German Hospital, Ikom Chocolate Factory, Transcorp Hotel, and Calachika.

Others are – Water Board Land, Ministry of Works Land Calabar, Hope Waddell Land, St. Stephen Primary School Obudu Land, Ministry Of Agriculture Obudu Land, Nitel Land Obudu, Okambi-Abonkib-Ikwom-Ikwu-Igwo Lands in Obudu, and the Land Opposite UJ Esuene Stadium acquired for Indigo Hotel.

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