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Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by Omooba77: 10:51pm On Sep 17, 2015
The proposed visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Cross River State for the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 260km superhighway has been cancelled.A statement by Christian Ita, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River, on Thursday, confirmed the cancellation.It stated that the decision to postpone the ceremony was communicated to the governor in a letter signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.“The presidency attributed the shift to a letter written to the president by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nana Fatima Mede.“She claimed that the proposed highway, if allowed to go on, would cut through the Cross River National Park.“The letter claimed that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on the proposed road was yet to be carried out,” the statement said.But Mr. Ita stated that the proposed road would not traverse the Cross River National Park, as the superhighway would be several kilometres away from the national park.“Based on the input of the Cross River National Park, the road has since been re-routed with the alignment now several kilometers away from the park.“As a governor who is passionate about the preservation of the state’s biodiversity with his establishment of the Green Police, he would not embark on a project that would undermine the environment,” Mr. Ita stated.He said the EIA report on the road was being handled by environmental consultants, PGM (Nig) Limited recommended to the state by the Federal Ministry of Environment.Mr. Ita said the governor would work closely with the presidency to clear areas of doubt, adding that a new date for the ceremony would be announced later.

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Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by Nobody: 10:51pm On Sep 17, 2015
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Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by Lemon12(m): 10:52pm On Sep 17, 2015
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Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by midehi2(f): 10:54pm On Sep 17, 2015
ok
Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by Omooba77: 10:54pm On Sep 17, 2015
God is not the author of confusion
Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by Imortal001(m): 10:56pm On Sep 17, 2015
I cancel my trip to dubai last week, so for pmb cancel his trip, to me its nothing.

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Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by ORACLE1975(m): 10:57pm On Sep 17, 2015
Reason?
Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by whyteheart: 10:58pm On Sep 17, 2015
Na dem know o
Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by Abbeyme: 11:04pm On Sep 17, 2015
You see, Minister or no minister, the job of Governance is not disturbed.

Tho I didnt say PMB should not appoint ministers oooo
Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by nationwide1(m): 11:05pm On Sep 17, 2015
Everyone but me is surprised.


I really didn't him expect to visit any of the south south and south east states in his first term and perhaps through out his entire regime.


I won't say more. Only the gray-haired ones will understand me.

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Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by hassan85(m): 11:30pm On Sep 17, 2015
ORACLE1975:
Reason?
you dont knw how to read? Smh
Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by Nobody: 11:36pm On Sep 17, 2015
Ok
Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by kokoA(m): 11:38pm On Sep 17, 2015
nationwide1:
Everyone but me is surprised.


I really didn't expect to visit any of the south south and south east states in his first term and perhaps through out his entire regime.


I won't say more. Only the gray-haired ones will understand me.
did you read the post at all? Smh.. ignorance.
Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by bettercreature(m): 11:41pm On Sep 17, 2015
nationwide1:
Everyone but me is surprised.


I really didn't expect to visit any of the south south and south east states in his first term and perhaps through out his entire regime.


I won't say more. Only the gray-haired ones will understand me.
You make lot of senses up there,they just use that as an excuse,Looking at how much South-eastern and south-southern part of Nigeria hates PMB,its going to take extra gut for him to visit there because of fear of being assasinated
And now another project has gone down the drain because of their senseless hatred for PMB,I hope it wont be too late for them before they realise they are their own number one enemy
Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by themaskedman: 11:43pm On Sep 17, 2015
kokoA:
did you read the post at all? Smh.. ignorance.
What's there to read other than your dullard of a president being petty. The state govt has explained that the highway won't cut through the park bug will be several kilometres away and that the EIA is being handled by a reputable firm.
You don't think the CRSG will be foolish enough not to take all that into consideration before going ahead with the project. Because your president is dull and brainless he shouldn't think every other person is.

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Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by bettercreature(m): 11:47pm On Sep 17, 2015
themaskedman:

What's there to read other than your dullard of a president being petty. The state govt has explained that the highway won't cut through the park bug will be several kilometres away and that the EIA is being handled by a reputable firm.
You don't think the CRSG will be foolish enough not to take all that into consideration before going ahead with the project. Because your president is dull and brainless he shouldn't think every other person is.
Can you name your mere father who find it difficult to take good care of a family of four people juxtaposed with somebody who is rulling 180million people, "A dullard"? you obviously have no sense,atleast respect his age if you dont respect him
Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by nnachukz(m): 12:00am On Sep 18, 2015
Always looking for flimsy excuses to stop any major project in the SS and SE. First it was second Niger bridge and now this. This if continued will plant a very bad seed in our country.

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Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by idupaul: 1:05am On Sep 18, 2015
nnachukz:
Always looking for flimsy excuses to stop any major project in the SS and SE. First it was second Niger bridge and now this. This if continued will plant a very bad seed in our country.

Clear a poorly orchestrated excuse to stop a lifeline project that will inject life into the Southern economy.. Environmental impact indeed

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Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by nationwide1(m): 3:53am On Sep 18, 2015
kokoA:
did you read the post at all? Smh.. ignorance.
Read the post?

Did you refer to your ignorance?



You won't understand. I said only the gray-haired ones will understand me. This is beyond typing "change " or "power" or "sai baba" on NL.


Or you think he would have just said "I won't come " without any strong / convincing reason? Do you have gray hairs? If you don't have, you won't understand this one. Even the excuse he has given is very flimsy, frail and without substance unless you have never been to Cross River State.

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Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by Nobody: 4:19am On Sep 18, 2015
bettercreature:
You make lot of senses up there,they just use that as an excuse,Looking at how much South-eastern and south-southern part of Nigeria hates PMB,its just take extra gut for him to visit there because of fear of being assasinated
And now another project has gone down the drain because of their senseless hatred for PMB,I hope it wont be too late for them before they realise they are their own number one enemy
You are very stupid !!!!! Buhari has proven again that he dosent have what it takes to preside over a multiethnic country like Nigeria. Because he lost in cross River, he has decided to cancel already earnmarked road projects in the state!! The reason for cancellation of the road project was adduced as it disrupting the cross River natural park,even when the state spokesman confirmed the road will not cut across the park.

Several states of the north did not vote for GEJ and lots of them even rioted when he won the 2011 elections, yet GEJ did not descend to this level of pettiness. The dullard's actions have proven once again that the great people of the lower Niger region were right in rejecting him at the polls

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Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by Nobody: 4:20am On Sep 18, 2015
bettercreature:
Can you name your mere father who find it difficult to take good care of a family of four people juxtaposed with somebody who is rulling 180million people, "A dullard"? you obviously have no sense,atleast respect his age if you dont respect him
The old fool is not just a dullard but also brainless dead

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Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by yang(m): 4:52am On Sep 18, 2015
The person I blame is this cross river governor who seems to be another okoroawusa in the making

This Ayade is an Hausa man

Highway that was supposed to have commenced since to change the lives of people


and here we are waiting for a illiterate terrorist paedophile dictator who cannot even point Cross river National Park to you on a map

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Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by nationwide1(m): 5:20am On Sep 18, 2015
bettercreature:
You make lot of senses up there,they just use that as an excuse,Looking at how much South-eastern and south-southern part of Nigeria hates PMB,its just take extra gut for him to visit there because of fear of being assasinated
And now another project has gone down the drain because of their senseless hatred for PMB,I hope it wont be too late for them before they realise they are their own number one enemy
You typed without thinking.
You never understood my logic but jumped to conclusion. If you understood me, you would have known that PMB is not suitable for a multi-ethnic society like Nigeria.
Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by otil1: 5:20am On Sep 18, 2015
So, it's a State govt project after all.

Why should the President be invited to a flag off of a road project? A non-Federal govt. Project for that matter?

Someone tell that Gov to focus on his work and avoid seeking to be noticed by the dull centre as they can only slow him down as they have so done

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Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by kenny987(f): 5:37am On Sep 18, 2015
This is a State govt road project and that being the case, the President has no business there. Once environmental issues are already addressed as well as other relevant concerns, the Governor should not bog himself down with irrelevant activities. He doesn't need presidential approval or presence to do his job.

The so-called flag-off ceremony is a waste of resources that should be avoided.
Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by laurel03: 5:56am On Sep 18, 2015
They will complain again
Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by greaterlove(m): 6:04am On Sep 18, 2015
This is the lamest excuse ever. What? The road in question is already existing but in a terrible condition. What the government of cross river wants to do is expand it and turn it into a super highway.
I have travelled on that road many times, the whole length right from calabar then to vandeikya in Benue state. The natural park is way off that road.
The people of cross river really have to unite and stand behind their governor on this one. He needs every support he can get.

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Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by shiftmarket(m): 6:21am On Sep 18, 2015
greaterlove:
This is the lamest excuse ever. What? The road in question is already existing but in a terrible condition. What the government of cross river wants to do is expand it and turn it into a super highway.
I have travelled on that road many times, the whole length right from calabar then to vandeikya in Benue state. The natural park is way off that road.
The people of cross river really have to unite and stand behind their governor on this one. He needs every support he can get.

Would it not be better that the road is constructed and he comes to commission it rather than come and take paparazzi pictures of a ground breaking ceremony without any ground being broken?

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Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by Flets: 6:27am On Sep 18, 2015
Ok
Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by greaterlove(m): 7:02am On Sep 18, 2015
shiftmarket:


Would it not be better that the road is constructed and he comes to commission it rather than come and take paparazzi pictures of a ground breaking ceremony without any ground being broken?
Maybe the governor needs the federal government assistance in getting a loan to complete the project.
My guess is he the governor wanted the president to have a first hand knowledge of the economic importance of that project.
Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by texazzpete(m): 7:05am On Sep 18, 2015
themaskedman:

What's there to read other than your dullard of a president being petty. The state govt has explained that the highway won't cut through the park bug will be several kilometres away and that the EIA is being handled by a reputable firm.
You don't think the CRSG will be foolish enough not to take all that into consideration before going ahead with the project. Because your president is dull and brainless he shouldn't think every other person is.


The only dullard here is you. Does it not sound a red flag in your head that the EIA is yet to be completed?

Buhari is ensuring the right thing is done (and you can see from the article that the proposed road will now be rerouted to assuage all concerns) and you're here complaining.

Rubbish
Re: Buhari Cancels Visit To Cross River For Groundbreaking Of 260km Highway by Omooba77: 7:17am On Sep 18, 2015
God please give us peace and let us all love one another in Nigeria; irrespective of tribe, religion and status

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