CR’ GOVT DONATES FOOD STUFF AND RELIEVE MATERIALS TO UKELLE SOUTH.
DR BETTA EDU CONDUCT FREE MEDICAL OUTREACH FOR VICTIMS OF WAR.
The Acting Governor of Cross River State, Prof Ivara Ejemot Esu yesterday held meetings with the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi state Hon. Eric Kelechi Igwe and DG national border commission to profer a permanent solution to the crises in Ukelle south.
Ahead of the meeting the acting Governor who graced a massive outreach conducted by the CRS primary health care Dev agency led by Dr Betta Edu, called on border communities of Ukelle in Yala local government area (Cross River ) and Izzi in Abakiliki local government area (Ebonyi ) to sheathe their swords and allow peace reign in their areas.
The acting governor, who gave the advice in Ukelle south warring communities as he consoled with them over loss of lives, properties and infrastructures amidst the lingering boundary crisis said Governor Ben Ayade will do everything within his limit to protect the lives of Cross Riverians and stop the reoccurance of such wanton destruction! He noted that peace in the areas will enhance development like the road been constructed and other dividends of democracy.
Prof Esu said the matter has gone beyond the two states and called for the swift intervention of the National Boundary Commission (NBC).
After the medical outreach where over 3000 persons have benefited, the Acting Governor Prof Esu and his entourage proceeded to hold the meeting, community chiefs from both warring communities in both states agreed to embrace peace, a peace communique was drawn and both parties signed onto it.
National Boundary commission DG has called for a final meeting of all stakeholders involved at Abuja on 10th of July where all boundary issues between CRS and Ebonyi will be finally put to rest.
Adding her voice, the Director General of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu while visiting all the Waring communities in person took time to educate the people of the communities on the need for peace. She inspected the war front, burnt communities and brought out some victims of war to the main health outreach where the could get care. She decried the destruction of the PHC facilities and threat to lives of front line health workers. She also regrets the fact that children there were not covered in the on going immunisation exercise due to the war.
She called on NEMA to assist while appealing to the people to be very vigilant and avoid taking laws into hands.
Over 50 bags of rice, 30 big bags of beans, 50 bags of salt, blanket, toiletries and other relieve materials were donated as well as a massive free medical outreach conducted for the people in southern Ukelle.