The Head of Media and Campaigns, Environmental Rights Action, Mr. Philip Jakpor
has claimed that the Cross River Governor, Ben Ayade’s signatory project is a hoax.
According to him, the necessary steps to make it realisable were not followed.
“We have complained earlier that we don’t believe that Environment Impact Assessment
(EIA) was carried out.
“If it was done, the community would have known; the EIA involves consulting with the
people who are likely to suffer deprivation, losses of livelihood, because of the project
implementation; that was not done, the project was going to pass through some virgin forests
where we have some rare animals, and we cannot allow them go”, he said.