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CROSS-RIVERIANS TO BENEFIT FROM SCFN PROJECT

Cross-riverians are set to benefit from the State Commission for Food and Nutrition (SCFN) project on improving food security through nutrition staples in cross river state.

The State Commissioner for Commerce, Rosemary Archibong said this during the official launch of the SCFN project.

Rosemary, who represented the state governor Ben Ayade said the bio certified crops programme is aimed at ensuring that cross-riverians are exposed to nutritious food.

While charging farmers in the state to drive and sustain the project, she also called on farmers to go into poultry farming to sustain the Calachika factory.

Also speaking, the Chairman, Cross River State Committee on food and nutrition, Josephat Ogar said the committee is set to embark on activities that will increase nutrition indexes in the state, as well as train and supply 300 farmers in every senatorial district of the state with Vitamin-E cassava stems.

WIFE OF CROSS-RIVER STATE NLC CHAIR, CRIES OUT AS HUSBAND SPENDS 2 MONTHS IN KIDNAPPERS DEN.

Catherine Ukpepi, the wife of the Cross-River State Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Chairman, Comrade Ben Ukpepi has yet again, cried out to the state government and security agencies to help secure his release.

The NLC Chairman who has now spent 59 days in the kidnappers’ den today- Wednesday, May 19th, was abducted at his residence in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State, on the 21st of March, 2021.

Addressing journalists in an interview on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, a somber Catherine, who said she recently spoke with her husband, added that all efforts to secure Ben Ukpepi’s release without the 150 million requested by the abductors, has proven abortive.

While debunking allegations that the State NLC Chairman masterminded his own abduction to get money from the government, Catherine Ukpepi said the claim is aimed at blocking the needed help.

AYADE INAUGURATES COMMITTEE TO STOP COMMUNAL CLASHES IN CROSS RIVER COMMUNITIES

The Cross-River State governor, Ben Ayade has inaugurated the Peace, Reconciliation and Rehabilitation Committee on the Ebom/ Ebijaghara and Ediba/Usumutong disputes.

Speaking during the inauguration at the Executive Chambers of the Government House on Tuesday, Governor Ayade charged the committee to facilitate the sustainable reconciliation, rehabilitation and peaceful co-existence of the various communities and its people.

The Governor also condemned the act of taking lives as a result of communal clashes.

Also speaking, the Chairman of the Peace, Reconciliation and Rehabilitation Committee, Senator Ndoma Egba while expressing gratitude for the quality of members on the committee, said there cannot be any development in a land without peace.

Meanwhile, the Committee has charged the indigenes of Ebom, Ebijaghara, Ediba and Usumutong Communities in Abi Local Government Area of the state, to send either individual or joint community memoranda offering suggestions and recommendations to the committee, utilizing its terms of reference.

A statement signed by the Secretary of the Committee, Jacob Udida said the memoranda is expected to be submitted in seven copies and a soft copy to the committee, in care of the speech writing unit, Governor’s office Calabar, no later than 5pm on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021.

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