OMPALAN’s president, Bishop Udo Azogu, said in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday that the decision was reached at the association’s just-concluded board meeting held in Abuja.
He said Gov. Ayade was chosen for the OMPALAN award for his ingenuity in resolving the lingering herders/farmers crisis in Cross River.
He said that the board also approved the nomination of Chief Joseph Ezeh as Coordinator, Environmental Protection Overseas for the USA.
He would also work to protect the country’s leaders in foreign lands from smear campaign by aggrieved Nigerians. (NAN)