The China Industrial and Commercial Enterprise Association in collaboration with Hauxing Art Troupe, has bestowed an award of excellence on Governor of Cross River state, Prof Ben Ayade.
The award which was presented to the governor in Lagos was part of activities marking this year’s China mid Autumn Festival and National Day.
The president of the association, Mr. Eric Ni said Ayade was picked for the award for encouraging and implementing “Industrialisation between China and Nigeria using Calabar as a hub.”
The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the Cross River State Government, Barr Tina Banku Agbor, expressed gratitude for the honour.
Ayade, who also spoke on the topic; Economic, Industrial Relationship Between Nigeria and China, Cross River as an Industrial Hub”, said the relationship between the state and the Peoples Republic of China has been of tremendous benefit to the state.