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CRBDA constitutes advisory council, upgrades Uyo office


Eseme Eyiboh

The Cross River Basin Development Authority (CRBDA) has constituted Advisory Council as part of efforts to reposition the Authority for effective service delivery.

This was disclosed by the Board chairman, Mr. Eseme Eyiboh, while speaking in Uyo on the focus of the new board.
According to him, the decision was part of the resolutions reached at the end of its first inaugural board meeting of the 13th Board of the CRBDA held at the authority’s headquarters in Calabar.

He noted that CRBDA is a special purpose vehicle set out to intervene in food security and accelerate agricultural development through land and water resources management.


The former member of House of Representatives further explained that the main essence of the advisory council among others was to help the new board provide technical advice, source for windows of opportunities for private public partnership, deploy their expertise to facilitate the incentives for project conceptualization and funding.

He said with abandon projects dotted across the catchment areas of Akwa Ibom and Cross River states, the Board in the exercise of its oversight responsibility on the implementation of its core mandates, good corporate governance and supervision of public policy directions, has decided by its resolution to suspend all activities, investments and negotiations on all new land acquisition.

According to him, as part of reforms, the board has upgraded the Uyo office of Cross River Basin Development Authority to Akwa Ibom State Office to ensure that all key departments existing in the headquarters are replicated to ensure efficient and effective service delivery.

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