Mr Bassey Elemi, the Cross River Coordinator of Fadama 111 Proj­ect, says the state government has paid N56 million for its 2015 counterpart funding for the project.
Elemi told the News Agency of Nige­ria (NAN) in Calabar on Sunday that this would facilitates the continuation of the project in the state.
“I sincerely thank Gov. Ben Ayade for this. It makes us look serious and this may enhance our chances in terms of extension of the project if need be.
“It is a proof that Cross River State is ready for the project and I think this is the kind of action that the World Bank and its partners need,” Elemi said.
He said that the payment of the 2016 counterpart funding would encourage do­nor partners to do more for the state.
Elemi disclosed that 144 business plans had been completed for the first phase of the project.