Thursday, 31 August 2017

Ayade to Comemce Award of Scholarships in Three weeks

His Excellency, The Executive and Golden Governor of Cross River State, Senator Professor Ayade Benedict has again reiterated his commitment to the youth and students of Cross River State origin studying in higher institutions, to commence award of scholarships in the next three weeks.
He stated this while addressing a cross section of students and youth volunteers who were at the Margaret Ekpo international Airport, Calabar, to welcome him on his return from a business trip abroad.
The visibly impressed Governor at the turnout of youth at the airport, expressed confidence in his commissioner for youth and sports, Comrade Asu Okang, "I trust my commissioner for youth, and therefore want you to watch out for us in the next three weeks, I am a Talk-and-do-Governor, there shall be a massive award of scholarships throughout the state".
Prof Ayade who was very emotional at some point of his speech said "in addition, we shall within the second quarter of next year commence yet another programme tagged "lean on me"

"A program that will give me the opportunity to interact face to face with as many youth as possible at the stadium, know their personal problems and solve them one after another".
He added.

Earlier on while welcoming the Governor, the President of National Association of Cross River State students (NACRISS WW), Comrade Caleb Obaji, and that of the student's Union Government, CRUTECH chapter Comr. Francis Diwa Osang said the purpose of the solidarity rally was to thank Governor Ayade for keeping the promise he made to the students earlier on the 27th of may 2017 by the release of two brand new 18-seater buses to the unions amongst other giant strides of his administration especially in the area of youth engagement in governance.
Governor Ayade in his characteristic nature gave one million naira to the students and youth and additional five hundred thousand naira to the youth volunteers who had served in the just concluded NASAJ /CJN games in Calabar.
Big congratulations to Students of Cross River State.

Andrea Inyang

Writes from Calabar