By Ene Ene
Cross River State Government has assured that it will recover all illegally acquired government property, whether by individuals or organisations.
Giving the assurance, the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Cross River, Hon. Emmanuel Ironbar,made this known on Monday, when he embarked on inspection of all government owned properties within the Calabar metropolis.
Hon Ironbar said the inspection became necessary because of the urgent need to ensure that all government properties still occupied by private individuals and unauthorized organisations are immediately recovered.
“Normally at the expiration of one tenure, it is expected that public officials who served in that administration should leave and allow those in the new administration to take over and use the facilities allocated to them for the period of time they will serve in the new government.
“But what I have gone round to see is very pathetic that government properties have been sold out. It is not right because if other administrations before now had done same, then successive governments would not have had any property to inherit,” he maintained
He, however, expressed optimism that the special committee set up to review the transition report as well as that of recovery of government properties will work toward the realization of their objectives.
The inspection was led by some senior staff of the State Ministry of Lands and Housing.