Bassey Inyang in Calabar
As one of the incentives towards easing the conduct of business activities in Cross River State, the state government has announced that it has removed all bottlenecks associated with land acquisition in the state.
The state Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, made the disclosure in Calabar Thursday while constituting a nine-man Land Use Allocation Committee.
Represented by the Commissioner for Lands and Urban Development, Dr. John Ofem Inyang, the governor said: “My administration is in a hurry to transform the socio-economic landscape of the state to better the lots of its citizenry, and so will not allow anybody or bureaucratic bottleneck hamper its effort in attaining the desired developmental objectives.”
Ayade, who said that the state has now been repositioned as the best destination for leisure and business in the country, added that with its over 25,000 square kilometres of land, the state was poised to partnering reputable investors and companies wishing to set up their businesses in the state.
While sounding a note of warning to the newly constituted committee about unnecessary delays faced by people and organisations desiring to acquire lands, particularly for investment purposes in the state, Ayade said: “It is important that you treat every matter before you with dispatch and all amount of seriousness as it relates to certificate of occupancy on private land holdings.â€