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Resolve oil well dispute – CRUTECH alumni calls on Buhari

Published in Alumni News

Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) alumni association chairman, Mr. Eyam Abeng, over the weekend called on the Muhammadu Buhari administration to find a lasting solution to the lingering issue of 76 oil wells ceded to

Akwa Ibom State by the nation`s judiciary. Abeng made the call in Uyo while speaking at the inauguration of Akwa Ibom State chapter of CRUTECH alumni, stressing that since the 2012 court ruling that ceded Cross River 76 oil wells to Akwa Ibom, things had not gone smoothly between the two states.

The head of the alumni association lamented that since the court ruling, the two states no longer relate like sister states as it used be but rather as rivals states within the South-South region. “After Cross River State which is the host state of our university, Akwa Ibom State has produced the highest number of graduates from CRUTECH. “This means that a large percentage of the work force in the two states are products of CRUTECH but despite this, the relationship between the two states collapsed in 2012 after the court ruling that ceded the 76 oil wells to Akwa Ibom.

“This has drastically affected development in both states but to resolve this, I want to appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to find a lasting political solution to the issue,” Abeng maintained. The alunmi president urged the newly inaugurated chapter exco to use their position to rebuild the relationship between the two states. He expressed confidence in the leadership of both states to establish a robust relationship that will bring about good relationship and development. National Mirror.

Culled from: The Citizen Ng

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