Looting: Cross River needs N5bn to fix vandalised centre, says Governor Ayade

Looting: Cross River needs N5bn to fix vandalised centre, says Governor Ayade

- Governor Ayade says Cross River needs N5 billion to repair CICC

- Recall that hoodlums who were on rampage looted items in the centre and vandalised it

- Going further, the governor reaffirmed the curfew imposed on Calabar

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Following the devastation wreaked by hoodlums in some part of Nigeria, Cross River state governor, Ben Ayade, has revealed that it would take a whopping sum of N5 billion to repair the vandalised and looted Calabar International Conference Centre (CICC).

Ayade while reaffirming the curfew imposed on Calabar and its environs lamented that the looting and vandalisation will have a negative effect on the state, Premium Times reports.

He said:

“It will take the state government N5 billion to bring back the Calabar International Conference Centre, the beauty of Cross River state.

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“This is not the Cross River that I was born into; it is unlike us."

He said the vandalisation will have a negative impact on the progress of the state’s industrialisation efforts aimed at job creation.

Looting: Cross River needs N5bn to fix vandalised centre, says Governor Ayade
Ben Ayade says the state would require N5 billion to repair the Calabar International Conference Centre. Credit: Premium Times
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In a related development, the United Nations (UN) reacted to the destruction of its property in Nigeria by hoodlums who hijacked the EndSARS protest in Calabar, Cross River state capital.

This was made known by Edward Kallon, UN's resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, on his Twitter page on Sunday, October 25.

On behalf of the international organisation, Kallon decried the attack and noted that the miscreants' aim was to discredit the peaceful protest against police brutality.

Also, hoodlums in Osun who recently looted state properties in the name of EndSARS protests have been given not more than three days to return what they stole.

The threat was issued by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Sunday, October 25, during his tour around the state to assess the extent of damage done by the miscreants.

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Oyetola vowed that the thugs would be made to face the full weight of the law if they fail to do the needful upon the expiration of the grace period.

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