Cross River Commissioner gets international agricultural award 

Cross River Commissioner gets international agricultural award 

The African Agricultural Organisation has conferred the “Most Outstanding Commissioner Promoting Agriculture in Nigeria” award on Dr Inyang Asibong, the Cross River Commissioner for International Development Cooperation.


The African Agricultural Organisation (AAO) is the largest network of agricultural professionals, researchers and agro-preneurs across Africa.


The Sole Administrator of AAO in Nigeria, Mr Gabriel Ebaji, said on Saturday in Calabar that the organisation had been honouring distinguished African leaders.


He said that the leaders honoured were those who made intentional, positive and astute contributions to the global drive to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Ebaji said that the Nigerian team nominated Asibong as the most outstanding commissioner because of her role in promoting the advancement of agriculture in Nigeria.


“Five other state commissioners in Nigeria made the top five nominations list in this category but Dr Asibong came out on top,” he said.


He extolled the commissioner’s tenacity and commitment in efforts to entice domestic and international donors to the state.


He, therefore, lauded her outstanding role in setting up an agricultural hub across the country, in synergy with the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).


Responding, Asibong thanked the team for finding her worthy for the award.


She pledged that the state government would consolidate its partnership with AAO, so as to enable the organisation to achieve its aims and objectives in the country.

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