Nigeria’s vice president regrets his country’s loss of Bakassi to Cameroon

Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria's Vice President has said that ceding Bakassi to Cameroon is a big loss for Nigeria. Going by…

Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President has said that ceding Bakassi to Cameroon is a big loss for Nigeria.

Going by The Cable, Osinbajo who is now Nigeria’s acting president made this comment at a town hall meeting in Calabar on Thursday, June 1, when he visited.

Osinbajo however stated that the federal government need to do more for the people of Bakassi and should not leave them to suffer.

“The ceding of Bakassi as a result of the judgement of the ICJ is a development that we all consider a loss. “But President Buhari strongly believes that while we ruminate over the legal issues we must not allow Nigerian citizens in Ikang and elsewhere to suffer. “The federal government will certainly do more and engage more with the displaced in Bakassi. This is our duty and our commitment.” he said.

Osinbajo also pointed out that President Buhari is interested in partnering with Cross River state to create opportunity for the people.

“Buhari renegotiated China-EXIM loan for the Lagos-Calabar rail line and the 2017 budget has provided for the Udokpani/Ikot Ekpene road.” He applauded the state for setting the pace in tourism and hospitality and urged them not to relent in the pursuit of unity for the state and the country.