Cross River state governor, Ben Ayade says the state will require N5 billion for the repair of the Calabar International Conference Centre (CICC) which was vandalized by hoodlums.
Ayade while making this known on Monday, also reaffirmed the curfew imposed on Calabar.
Hoodlums had on Friday and Saturday hidden under the guise of #ENDSARS protests to vandalize and loot items in the centre.
“It will take the state government N5 billion to bring back the Calabar International Conference Centre, the beauty of Cross River State.
“This is not the Cross River that I was born into; it is unlike us,’’ the governor said.
Ayade said that the destruction of the state’s ICC would have negative impact on the progress of the state’s industrialisation efforts aimed at jobs creation.