Cross River Cocoa Farmers Urge Government To Pause Lease Of Estate

Cross River Cocoa Farmers Urge Government To Pause Lease Of Estate

By Efa Sunday, Government House Correspondent

The Cross River State chapter of the Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria, has appealed to Governor Ben Ayade to reschedule the allocation of the Cocoa estate till 2020, appealing for opportunity to recoup their investment.

The Association made this appeal in a letter addressed to the Governor, which was also made available to CrossRiverWatch today.

In the letter, the members urged Mr. Ayade to halt the ongoing announcement of the sales of the properties, as announced by the newly inaugurated Allocation Committee.

They further intimated that over ten thousand of its members have rented out portions of their farms to peasant farmers, and therefore the need to recover money invested before being ejected, or they loss millions of naira.

The letter below;

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