By CrossRiverWatch Admim
Cross River State Governor, Sen. Ben Ayade has been named Champion Newspaper 2019 Governor of the Year.
The choice of Ayade as Governor of the year was contained in a letter signed by the newspaper’s Managing Director and Editor-In-Chief, Mrs. Nwadiuto Iheakanwa.
While justifying the choice of the Governor for the award, Iheakanwa said: “The award which is a product of painstaking selection of our Board of Editors, is our modest way of recognizing leaders who have paid a greater sacrifice in ensuring that the objectives and ideals of our nationhood are sustained”.
She said Ayade’s emergence has been corroborated by an independent team of assessors according to the award organizer.
“On all scores, our findings, largely corroborated by that of independent assessors, confirmed that Cross River State under your watch has become a model State in terms of value creation in the art of governance.
“We note with delight, your uncommon zeal and pragmatism with which you have pursued the business of transforming Cross River into a resourceful State.
“Most importantly is the patriotic and noble steps in transforming the State into an industrial hub. As a watch dog of the society, it is our duty not only to track and document your sterling performance but also to acknowledge your commitment and love for your State in particular and the country in general.”
The letter of notification to the Governor (not sited by CrossRiverWatch) but as reported by Fearless Reports, the award ceremony is slated for the month February 2020 (no date).
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