The House of Representatives Member representing Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency has congratulated Cross River Governor, Sir Ben Ayade for emerging as the 5th best Performing governor in Nigeria in the fight against coronavirus.
This is contained in a statement signed by the lawmaker in Abuja, and made available to www.weetalknaija.com.ng on Tuesday evening.
According to the statement, ‘ on behalf of himself
and the good people of Obubra/Etung Happily rejoice with our Governor, Senator Professor Ben Ayade on his emergence as the 5th Best Performing Governor in the fight against coronavirus.
The compilation of best Performing governors in the fight against coronavirus which was gathered by www.ripplesnigeria.com, reported that, “the COVID-19 health crisis has shown Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State a firm character, cutting the picture of a leader who knows what he wants done and stands stubbornly with it, no matter how unpopular they may appear”.
In an effort to curb the spread of the virus to his state, Ayade made what was an unpopular decision at the time, to close all the state’s borders, air, sea and land!
“With this, the governor effectively shut out who ever was not in Cross River State at the time of the order.
“We welcome arguments over the propriety or otherwise of the governor’s action but note, however, that Ayade acted like a man on a mission and appears to be getting the required result of staving off the dreaded disease from the state.
The decision to shut out 35 oil workers said to be NNPC partners, unless they submitted themselves to tests, speaks eloquently to this claim.
“For Ayade, the protection of citizens deserves both popular and unpopular action, and a stubborn resolve not to bend the rules, no matter who or what institution is involved”.
Congratulations Senator Professor Ben Ayade!