Ben Ayade

Cross River: Ayade reads riot act to illegal wood loggers, says hard time awaits them

Cross River: Ayade reads riot act to illegal wood loggers, says hard time awaits them

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade Thursday vowed that his government was all out to fight illegal wood loggers in the state whose nefarious activities, he lamented, have led to progressive depletion of Cross River forest reserve. Communities which are forest bearing, the Cross River state governor regreted, have been massively dislocated and their land mass completely eroded thus creating huge environmental challenges with a cumulative long term consequence. Addressing newsmen in his office, the governor threatened to use any political appointee and security agents who aid and abet illegal loggers as scapegoats. "Cross River State has 58% of…
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Ayade suspends 14-month curfew in Cross River

Ayade suspends 14-month curfew in Cross River

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River on Saturday suspended the 14-month curfew in the state. His Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Linus Obogo, announced the suspension of the curfew. The curfew was imposed in October 2020, following the massive looting and destruction of property in the #EndSARS protest. According to the statement, movement is no longer restricted in the state at any time. (NAN)
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Anti-open grazing bill will lead Nigeria to war – Ben Ayade

Anti-open grazing bill will lead Nigeria to war – Ben Ayade

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has given reasons for not signing the Anti-Open Grazing Bill, as agreed at a meeting of the Southern Governors Forum earlier in the year. According to Ayade, the bill is insensitive and a deliberate invitation to war in the country. The governor disclosed this while speaking to journalists at his office on Friday in Calabar, the state capital, expressing that herders are his brothers from the North and their source of livelihood should not be taken from them. Ayade said, “How would you as a nation legislate to illegitimacy, a legitimate trade of a…
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