The Cross River State government has expressed its determination to deliver the first phase of 5,000 housing units for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) next month.
Commissioner for Social Housing, Edem Effiom, who disclosed this to The Guardian in Ifiang Oyong, Bakassi Local Council Area of the state, said the first phase of 50 blocks, excluding two prototypes, would ease the sufferings of the Bakassi returnees in the state.
“We have about 50 units here, plus the two prototypes. That brings it to 52. And we intend to make sure that by March, this job is delivered. You can clearly see that before the end of the month, these houses must have been roofed and other things put in place. The 50 houses may not accommodate everybody, but a journey of a thousand miles starts with a first step. As a government, we are taking the first step,” he said.