PRESS RELEASE

HIS EXCELLENCY, THE GOVERNOR OF CROSS RIVER STATE’S DIRECTIVE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF CRS SIGNAGE AGENCY LAW ON CHURCHES IN THE STATE

Pursuant to the implementation of the Cross River State Signage Agency Law No. 8 of 2011, and in furtherance to persistent appeals from the Leadership of Churches across the State, His Excellency, the Governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke, CON, has approved a waiver halting the collection of the said levies on Signages, Sign Boards, Banners and all other forms of advertisements located within and projecting outside the premises of all Churches in the State.

The Levy shall only apply in respect to all other forms of Church advertisements located outside the precincts of all Churches in the State especially those located along T-Junctions, Roundabouts and all entry points into the City Centre.
The Government of Cross River State hereby enjoin all Churches in the State to reciprocate the State Governor’s humane magnanimity by being more responsive and co-operate fully in this regard so that we can all make our State a better place now and for future generations.

Also, Government wish to further clarify that the Cross River State Signage Agency Law No. 8 of 2011, only provides for collection of Levies and not Taxes as currently been misconstrued. Members of the general public are please directed to take note and be guided accordingly.
Thank you.

Signed
Chief Akin A. Ricketts
Commissioner for Information

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