Published On: Thu, Oct 12th, 2017

Gov Ayade bags Environment/Earthcare Award

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By Mashe Umaru Gwamna

The Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade has been honoured with the Best Environment/Earth-care Leadership Award in Nigeria 2016/2017 by the Environment Journalists/Writers Association of Nigeria (EJWAN).
The National President of the Association, Ambrose Inusa Sule who made this known in Abuja yesterday said the award came as a result of the governor’s giant strides in the State’s environmental agency.
Sule stated that the exemplary transformation witnessed in the state has prompted the Environment Journalists/Writers Association of Nigeria (EJWAN) to bestow Gov. Ben Ayade with the Best Environment/Earthcare Leadership Award in Nigeria, 2016/2017.
His words, “In just one year of its inauguration by Professor Ben Ayade, the Executive Governor of Cross Rivers State, the positive impact of the state’s environmental agency; Cross River Green Sheriff is being felt positively all over the state, justifying its establishment which has brought honour to the government.
“The exemplary transformation witnessed in the state has prompted the Environment Journalists/Writers Association of Nigeria (EJWAN) to bestow Gov. Ben Ayade with the Best Environment/Earthcare Leadership Award in Nigeria 2016/2017.
“The emergence of Governor Ayade as the winner of the prestigious award came in recognition of his quiet but immeasurable contributions to the overall environmental transformation of the capital, Calabar and the entire state of Cross River.
“In the recent past, the often times accumulated stinking heaps of refuse that littered the city have today become a thing of the past, due to the vision of the hardworking, amiable governor.

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