By Aplefe Ojong
The National Association of Cross River State Students World Wide (NACRISS-WW) has presented an “Award of Honor” to the Assistant Editor, Nigerian Chronicle Newspaper, Mr. Solomon Asha.
Presenting the Award, the first female President of NACRISS-WW, Comrade Agweye Philomena Odah said that the honor was in recognition of the contributions of Mr. Solomon Asha to the growth of NACRISS-WW.
She said: “We have to do you this singular honor just to say thank you for reporting our constituency, NACRISS-WW effectively”, and explained further that the Information Bureau of NACRISS-WW came up with criteria where the Director of Information, the Chief Press Secretary and other members voted massively in favor of Mr. Solomon Asha.
There is a section in NACRISS-WW called the Information Bureau, consisting of the Director of Information, the Chief Press Secretary and others within the Department who publicize activities concerning NACRISS-WW through the newspapers, magazines, internet/websites whose reportages covers Cross River State.
In that aspect, we needed someone who is good and diligent at reporting issues concerning NACRISS-WW as they were, Mr. Solomon Asha did that and in voting, the Information Bureau members took note of that and their voting strength was overwhelmingly in his favor”.
In his response, the recipient, Mr. Solomon Asha, who is currently anchoring “Education and Campus News” page in The Nigerian/Weekend Chronicle thanked NACRISS-WW for the honor done him and that the award will spur him to do more, disclosing that he only did his job in accordance with the dictates of the ethics of the journalism profession, and never knew that he was being watched, and then selected for honor.
In her remarks, the Editor, Weekend Chronicle, Florence Oluohu commended the leadership of NACRISS-WW for recognizing one of her colleague, describing the award as pleasant while lauding the efforts of the students’ body for awarding excellence for hard work.
Mr. Solomon Asha, had served as the President of the National Association of Obudu Students, University of Calabar Chapter during the 1998/99 Academic session and is happily married with children.
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