Cross State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade was on Tuesday honoured with an award by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), at the University of Calabar, in recognition of his industrialization strides.
The association appreciated the governor’s work in putting in place good security system including the state’s special security outfit, code named Operation Akpakwu, which it noted has curtailed acts of crime in the state.
Dr. Godwin Udoh, the president of the association in his remarks commended Gov. Ayade for his strides in various sectors of the state’s economy and pledged the union’s strong support for his administration, especially in the area of healthcare delivery.
Dr Udoh stated that “we have taken note of your giant strides in various sectors of Cross River’s economy and we are satisfied with your performance.”
On the health sector, the NARD president commended the governor for upgrading the School of Midwifery, Itigidi, to a full-fledged school of nursing, the renovation and equipping of the General Hospital, Calabar and the introduction of Health Insurance Scheme in the state.
“In the area of Industrialization, Calachika rice factory, Noodles factory, Cally Air among others are all there for everyone to see.”
He went further to express his delight that since the introduction of Operation Akpakwu, medical doctors in the state no longer suffer kidnap by criminals.
On his part, Governor Ben Ayade thanked them for the honour, saying it would serve as a catalyst to spur him to do more.