Amb. Nkoyo Toyo Expresses Concern Over Deep Sea Port New Contract

Amb. Nkoyo Toyo


The former house of representatives member and frontline contender for the office of governor, Amb. Nkoyo Toyo in a media chat with some journalists in Calabar recently has advised the executive governor of Cross River State, Governor Ben Ayade to be cautious in his bid to deliver on his campaign promises before leaving office.


The former Nigerian ambassador said she was impressed with the efforts of the governor to deliver before the end of his tenure. But, stressed that it was what is expected of every leader as they approach the end of their tenure. 

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Reacting to a contract recently signed between the State government and a Chinese firm for the construction of the deep seaport, Amb. Toyo advised against signing contracts at this time that may negatively affect the future of the younger generation. 


According to the governorship hopeful, “Gov. Ayade’s decision to take stock of his legacy cannot be faulted. However, the Bakassi Deep Sea Port is a huge contract which he is unlikely to complete in the next three years and one would suggest that entering into a contract with such serious-minded nationals as the Chinese should not be done lightly” 

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The former Nigerian diplomat further said “These contracts must be subject to rigorous scrutiny to avoid unintended liabilities for the state in the future”, maintaining that she supports meaningful development which is devoid of unnecessary outcomes which are unpleasant.

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