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N25M Donation: Use whatever you want to give to the church to pay salaries – Clergyman tells Governor Ayade

A video has gone viral online capturing the moment a clergyman told the governor of Cross River state, Ben Ayade to use the money he intends to gift him to pay the salaries of civil servants in the state.

In the video, the governor can be seen inside a church making a donation of N25 million to the church.

After announcing the donation which he made on behalf of ‘the people of the state, the state government, his family, Chief Justice of Nigeria, and the entire judiciary,’ he went on to hail the clergyman, who is a Bishop, as the ”Pride of Northern Cross River state”.

The Catholic priest, Father John Ebebe Ayah, bishop of Uyo diocese rejected the 25 million naira donation by the governor and told him openly to use the money and pay state workers the salaries he owe them

”I want to thank my amiable Governor. He is my brother. We are from the same part of the state. We will whisper to him later, whatever he wants to give to me, let him put that package together and pay salaries” he said to the cheering of his congregation.

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