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Gov Otu disbands suspended Cocoa Allocation Taskforce and Surveillance Team

Cross River State Governor Bassey Otu has directed the immediate disbandment of the suspended Cocoa Allocation Taskforce and Surveillance Team in the four (4) Government-owned Cocoa Estates in Etung LGA set up by the Cocoa Allocation Committee, including any other group operating under any guise.

The Governor also directed the immediate lifting of suspension on Payments of government lease fees to designated banks for one month, effective from the date of this press release.

According to a press release signed by Mr Nsa Gill, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, “All beneficiaries must confirm their names on the Cocoa Allocation master list with the designated desk officer, Ministry of Agriculture Ikom, before making payments, as the government will not be held responsible for any erroneous payments.”

“The counting of lines per hectare remains the same as the Cocoa Allocation Committee agreed, i.e. 14,12,10, 14 8 lines per hectare, respectively.

“The Governor is committed to seeing an end to unnecessary squabbles and infractions in the management of state-owned Cocoa estates, therefore, any person or group of persons who stand as a cog in the wheel of progress will be made to face the Law,” the statement added.

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