Ben Ayade

South-South governors urged to emulate Ayade on crime fighting

FB_IMG_1468007355851The South-South zone of the Association of Online Media Practitioners of Nigeria (AMPON), a body of online journalists, has urged governors in the region to emulate their Cross River counterpart in the way he has ensured peace in his state.

The association made the call in a communiqué issued at the end of its emergency meeting held in Calabar at the weekend.

It said the way Governor Ayade has handled security issues was very commendable, especially the recent security challenges that confronted the state.

The association particularly commended Ayade for scaling up security in the state, which has help in curbing the activities of hoodlums in the state.

AMPON recalled that “a few months ago, the state witnessed some level of lawlessness carried out by miscreants, but through commendable efforts and foresight of the governor and security operatives normalcy was restored.”

While appealing to the governor to sustain the momentum, the association charged “his colleague governors in the region to borrow a leaf from his pattern of crime fighting to ensure peace and security in their respective states.”

It would be recalled that just last week, United States of America rated Cross River State as one of very few states in the country with the least crime rate in Nigeria.

Specifically, a travel advisory issued by the US State Department, identified Cross River as only one of two states in the South that are safe for investment and travels.

This came on the heels of a similar rating by the immediate past US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Enthwistle who said Cross River was his favourite place in Nigeria.

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