Ayade Inaugurates Green Police Volunteers In Cross River
Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has fulfilled one of his campaign promises to create jobs for the teeming unemployed youths in the state.
The Governor disclosed this on Thursday when he inaugurated 1,500 successful Green Police volunteers drawn from the three senatorial districts of the state in southern Nigeria.
He explained that the marshals would give a new meaning to the forest reserves in Cross River State and assured that none of the volunteers would earn less than 25,000 Naira monthly which would be paid promptly.
Governor Ayade added that their responsibility among others, would also be to ensure that activities of illegal loggers in the state come to an end, urging them to treat the forest like humans by maintaining a clean and green world.
The inauguration exercise, which comes less than few days to the Governor’s one year anniversary in office, took place at the U.J. Esuene Sports Stadium in Calabar, the state’s capital which saw to the commissioning of 25 pickup trucks for the Green Police and the anti-deforestation task force.
The marshals are divided into three categories for nursery development, tree planting and the cadets who would be responsible for the enforcement of forest laws and also compliment effort of the Forestry Commission in the state.