Once crippled by land management disarray, the Nigerian state of Cross River is bouncing back with a cutting edge plan to restore trust and transparency.
It’s taken five hours along a ragged Nigerian road, but you have finally arrived at Calabar, the capital of Cross River State. It hasn’t been an easy trip. You left Cross River’s rural northern region early this morning. To reach this coastal city in Nigeria’s southeast corner, you’ve endured roads blocked by fallen trees and flooded by overflowing streams. You’re soaked to the skin from the rain. And the little money you’ve stashed in the sole of your boot suddenly doesn’t seem like nearly enough for what you have in mind.
You haven’t come to the bustling streets of Calabar for any nefarious purpose. You’re here to register your land.