Charles Ekanem|6 June 2017
The Director General of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu, who was accompanied by a philanthropist Patience who marked her birthday on same day in the Internally Displaced Persons Camp of Bakasssi said that the visit to the Camp was part of her drive to ensure the people of Bakassi are not neglected from our communities.
Some relief items were given to the IDPs which includes clothing, foot wears, books, writing materials and food items.
The DG and her philanthropist friend held Sunday Service Worship with the IDPs in the Camp as she used the opportunity to reflect on the predicament suffered by the Children of Israel when they sought refuge in the land of Egypt looking for help. She said at the anointed time, a mighty hand, greater than even Nigeria will bring permanent solution to the plight of the people of Bakassi and we will smile again. "Let's follow peace and shun arms, for God is our helper" said Dr Edu.
Further Speaking, Dr Betta said the State Governor, Senator ( Prof) Ben Ayade has been doing a lot to support the Bakassi people and equally put a strong appeal to the Acting President and the international community to remember the people of Bakassi and fulfill the Green Tree Agreement.
The DG stated that Bakassi was top of the issues discussed during the Town Hall Meeting with the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo in Calabar were everyone spoke passionately about the well being of Bakassi people as the President promised quick intervention to find permanent solution to the IDPs.
"We are glad that today God used everyone in this team, Patience who is marking her birthday, Barr Andrew the pastor and all who have contributed and fellowshiped with us to see they give the Bakassi IDPs dignity as they truly deserve and give them joy as we pray that more intervention comes to the people of Bakassi.
She, however, urged Bakassi people to love one another, irrespective of their family, religion and shun any act that could jeopardize the peace of the land.
Writes from Calabar