Ben Ayade, the governor of Cross River State in Nigeria has said that his administration will build put up for displaced returnees of Bakassi. The government will use US$1 million for the housing project
Ayade said this while receiving the Chairman of Lafarge Africa Mr. Bolaji Balogun and other members of his management team when they paid him a courtesy call in his office. He added that the state would partner with cement manufacturers to materialize the project. The governor said that the state government is sensitive and responsible to the needs of its citizens.
Ayade further added that with the good quality of work already delivered in other projects the company handled, he was confident and optimistic that this initiative would bring unprecedented prosperity to the state and the company.
The governor said the housing project that would be situated in the three senatorial districts of the state would be called Calas-Vegas City for Southern senatorial district, Centicort and Northstradam for central and southern senatorial districts, respectively.
Ayade said the three towns would comprise of 5,000 housing estates to complement existing ones constructed by his predecessors, Donald Duke and Liyel Imoke, adding that they have ordered for pre-fabricated equipment for the proposed estates.
He further directed the commissioners in charge of finance, social housing, lands and agencies to cooperate with the company to speed up the process of building the homes.
The Chairman of Lafarge praised the governor’s ambitious plan and pledged the company’s support in working with the state government to develop the state
An American firm, DXB Group Incorporated would handle the projects.
Meanwhile, the commissioner for new cities development, Mr. George Ekpungu, has signed the MoU on behalf of the state, while the Managing Director of DXB Group Incorporated, David Binton, signed on behalf of his company.