CROWEI Presents Awards To Gov Ayade For His Support To Women In Cross River State
Cross River state women defied the rains in support of their Governor senator Prof Ben Ayade on Friday the 24th of August 2018.
The women commenced a procession by thousands of women from millennium park calabar to the venue of the commissioning of CRowei office being a pet project of her Excellency the wife of Governor Dr Mrs Linda Ayade.it was a colorful day where the women decided to honour their Governor with the greatest gender Advocate Award in recognition of his tireless support of CRoss River state women.
Present to grace the occasion were the Governor and his dear wife,members of the state House of Assembly,members of the Executive council amongst many other dignatories.
In a welcome remark,the commissioner for women affairs Hon Stella Odey commended the Governor for his unflinching support to women always.She went further to reiterate that the Governor graciously appointed a first woman as secretary to state Government,appointed four women in to the state Executive council and having also appointed over four hundred women as members of boards etc.
The commissioner also applauded the Governor for having built a multi million naira garment factory and dedicated ninety eight of the work force to women,the Governor has done various counter part funds to many financial institutions to enable women draw down credit for their businesses amongst other achievements.
The wife of Governor Dr Linda Ayade in her address thanked the Governor immensely for his support to women and appealed for more support from her dear husband to enable her NGO CRowei continue to Empower women in all the LGAs.
The Governor senator Prof Ben Ayade in his response promised to stand by the women in all areas of their endeavors,he promised the organization CRowei a thirty two seater coaster Bus to assist the members in carrying out their duties.He further called out all Widows present and asked that their names be taken down for enrollment to enable them have monthly stipends for their upkeep.
The over joyed women however, thanked the Governor immensely and pledged their unalloyed support and loyalty to him,promised to deliver him come 2019.The office was finally commissioned by the Governor with a loud cheer from the crowd who all returned home smiling as usual through the generosity of our Governor
CROWEI a group known to empower women at all forefront in the state, has transformed many lives through their social activities.
Led by the wife of the state Governor, Linda Ayade, the initiator of CROWEI and flanked by Gov Ayade, the commissioning of the edifice was carried out by His Excellency with the cutting of the tap.
He urged the women to use this platform to further promote the ideas of womenhood and expand their horizon by way of supporting their fellow women in every endeavours.
According to the Commissioner for women affairs. Hon. Stella Odey who spoke with Voplink Media on telephone, lauded Gov Ayade’s support for women and assured that the women have pledged their loyalty for his second term mandate in office in 2019 elections.
“The Women of Cross River State gathered here on Saturday 25th August, 2018 and defied the rain to present an award on the occasion of the commissioning of CROWEI office.
“To present an award to hi Excellency, the Governor of Cross River State;the best gender and friendly Governor award to the Governor of Cross River State, Senator Professor Ben Ayade.
“The women commenced with a procession from Cross River State Millennium Park, Calabar through the governor’s office to the venue of the event which is opposite the Governor’s office. And it was a great outing by the women who came out to show solidarity to the Governor and to pledge their honour and loyalty to him. To tell him that they will be with him all the way come 2019 elections and to appreciate him for all the good things he has done for women in Cross River State; ranging from empowerment for women, creation of the garment factory that has up to 98% of workforce as women.
“He has done several counterpart funds to assist women financial; the Governor has equally demonstrated the support for women by the recently concluded bye-elections in Obudu, where a women emerged as the winner. So he has really been in support of women and they came out to thank him for all he has done for them.
“Besides, we have over 400 female appointees in government all thanks to the Governor.
“Her Excellency was with his Excellency to support CROWEI so that all the women in Cross River State will benefit from CROWEI platform because CROWEI is to emancipate women politically and economically. So it was really a kind of the Governor to support the organization so that women can be empowered through this platform.
“The Governor in his remarks said that he would stand by women come 2019 elections and he will give CROWEI 32-seater coaster bus and will also support them financially.
Women in their numbers throng the event to fecilitate with Gov Ayade and to also acknowledge their support for his re-election in power in the 2019 general elections.