Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to include the over 3,000 displaced people of Bakassi in the re-integration of the presidential amnesty programme for the Niger Delta Region.
Governor Ayade made the appeal in Calabar, the Cross River State capital when he received the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and Chairman, Presidential Amnesty Committee, Brigadier General Paul Boroh (Rtd).
According to the governor, the daily sufferings the displaced Bakassi people have been subjected to following their forceful eviction from Cameroon three years ago needed the Federal government’s intervention through the amnesty program.
In his speech. General Boroh assured the Governor Ayade that all eligible and qualified youths from Cross River State would be captured in the re-integration programme in line with the guiding procedures.