Bakassi returnees appeal to C’ River Gov to pay them their allowance
“We were asked to leave our ancestral homes in Abana and relocate to Obutong in Ikang, because it had been given to the Republic of Cameroon.
“The government decided to be giving monthly stipend of N5,000 each to registered families, they also used to bring foodstuffs to us.
“But since 2013, they have stopped giving us anything. We cannot fish there and there is nowhere to farm; so, we are just left to rot. Our children can no longer go to school. So, we are appealing to the state government to resume the payment to avoid casualties,” he said.
“The government is new; barely 3 months in the office. The new government has to be informed and we have sent a memo which he is currently considering. So, I plead that you should give him some time. I am sure that you will be paid as soon as the financial situation of the state improves,” Irebu said.