Rights activist accuses Governor of lying about Seaport project

President Muhammadu Buhari flagged off the construction of the new deep seaport at a ceremony in Obun village, in Akamkpa LGA.

 

Rights activist, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla has accused Governor Ben Ayade of lying to indigenes of Cross Rivers state, about the Seaport project.

Obono-Obla  said the Governor gave them the impression that the company, Broad Spectrum Industrial Services Limited, is a European firm.

He asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the proposed partnership.

Obono-Obla said “The impression created by the government of Cross River State of Nigeria is that Mr. Havre and Broad Spectrum Industrial Services Limited are foreign investors based in Europe.

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“But an investigation carried out by me in the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja, revealed that Broad Spectrum Industrial Services Limited is a Nigerian company based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.”

He also said the Governor entered into a Public Private Partnership arrangement with a company that does not have the capacity to handle such projects.

President Muhammadu Buhari flagged off the construction of the new deep seaport at a ceremony in Obun village, in Akamkpa LGA, on October 20th, 2015.

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