Cross River Governor, Ben Ayade has begged for Federal Government’s intervention to enable the state implement its bogus N1.1tn 2020 Budget of Olimpoitc Meristamasis.
This follows the recent signing into law of the state’s 2020 appropriation bill into law.
Ayade who described that the state one one “grinding to a halt” said the successful implementation of the budget would depend on President Mohammadu Buhari and Federal Government.
“With the support of President Buhari, we will get the necessary Federal Government support that will give us the impetus to realise the Cross River beyond oil.
“In this ceremonial signing of the 2020 Budget of Cross River State, let me plead with Mr. President that Cross River State is one of the states in Nigeria, whose oil wells were taken without our consent; that no due process in the ceding of Bakassi was followed; the Supreme Court gave judgment and in one of the proviso, it was stated that the Federal Government through the instrumentality of the stabilisation fund should continuously support Cross River State to the extent of the oil well loss.
“Let me make it abundantly clear that such agreement was discussed and ratified by the previous administration. The sum of N15bn was to be made available to Cross River State every two years and N500m every month. That has not happened for a long time…”