Catholic Bishop rejects Gov Ayade cash gift, advises him to pay workers with it

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John Ebeye Ayah, the Bishop of Uyo Diocese of the Catholic church has rejected a cash gift from Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade and advised him to use it and pay workers.

Bishop Ayah turned down Governor Ayade offer at the thanksgiving mass in honor of Justice Emmanuel Agim, on his elevation to the Supreme Court of Nigeria, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church Ikot Ansa Calabar yesterday.

Governor Ayade, after launching the 2022 harvest theme and donating ₦25 million, reportedly told Bishop John Ayah, who came from Uyo to Calabar to officiate the Thanksgivjng mass , “before you depart for your station from Calabar, I will whisper to you, the Governor said

Bishop Ayah during his remarks replied: “Kindly add the whisper to the salary of your workers and pay them, I don’t need it”. And the congregation spontaneously sprang up and gave the Bishop a standing ovation.

Bishop Ayah is from Obudu in Cross Rivers state , the same Local government with Gov. Ayade.

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