Almost 10 years after Nigeria ceded the oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroun, the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has described the action as a huge loss to the country.
The Acting President who was speaking at a town hall meeting in Calabar, the Cross River state capital, however, promised that displaced indigenes of the region will be resettled.
He said the Federal Government would see to the construction of the Lagos-Calabar Rail to foster economic development in the state and for the good of the people.
“This (ceding of Bakassi) is a development that all of us consider a loss. But the President strongly believes that while we ruminate over the legal issues, we must not allow Nigerian citizens to suffer. The Federal Government is determined to do more with the displaced in Bakassi,” Professor Osinbajo said. ”(Channelstv)