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Ayade seeks return of 76 oil wells ceded to Akwa Ibom

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Governor Ben Ayade has sought return of the 76 oil wells ceded to Akwa Ibom State following the ruling of the Supreme Court in 2012.The Cross River chief executive said the ceding of the oil-rich peninsula was illegal, maintaining that the loss of the oil wells was an “act of gross injustice.”

Itemising alleged unconscionable injustices meted out to the state by the Federal Government, the governor regretted the takeover of Bakassi Peninsula by Cameroun and non-reimbursement of funds spent on federal roads.He spoke when he received commander of the joint military taskforce, Operation Delta Safe (ODS), Rear Admiral Akinjide Akinrinade, yesterday in Calabar. The visitor lauded Ayade for his commitment to peace, security and development of the state.

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