Engr Ben Akak, Hon Cynthia, Hon Otolo, CP Odama, Mrs Igwe, Others To Be Honoured At Yala Achievers Awards Today

By Ebriku John Friday

Cross River State rising philanthropist, politician, and founder Ben Akak Foundation, Engr Ben Akak, Cross River State House of Assembly member, representing Yala 2 State Constituency, Hon Cynthia Nkasi , General Manager Waste Management Agency Cross River State, Hon Oko Sunday Ebeku (aka Otolo), Commissioner of Police Paul Odama, former UNICAL Bursar, Dr Mrs Beatrice Anya Ifeanyi Igwe and 24 other accomplished illustrious sons and daughters of Yala indigenes and Cross Riverians will be honoured as the annual Yala Achievers Awards 2021.

Engr Ben Akak

Others to be honoured include, Prophet Emmanuel Okpe of House of Glory International Ministry (HOGIM), Director General, School to Land Agency, Cross River State, Chief Mrs Angela Ogeyi Odey , Director General Cross River Geographic Information Agency, Sir Johnny Odo , President. Omgbotuche Ayi Yala Welfare Initiative, Amb Comrade Ben Okori Benard Oko , SSA to the Governor on Communication and Advocacy, Miss Beatrice Akpala, Special assistant to the Governor Ayade on Girl Child Education, Miss Queen Otelahu Oko, Special Assistant to the Governor on ICT Infrastructure, Engr. Cosmas Oloko Ekawu .

Also to be honoured are, Mr Christopher Onah Adayi, Mr. Anthony McCyprains Odey, business mogul and humanitarian Hon. Odama Wealth Ogbeche, CEO Domlink Global Services, Mr. Agi Dominic Ogar (OGAR MTN), Chief. Dr. Captain Hart Modey (Master of the seven seas), Mr. Boniface Oko Odey, Dr. Ogbeche McDon Kenneth, Mr. Joseph Ofana, Miss Ogeyi Ogar Brass , Mrs Ekawu Josephine Hilary Bisong B.Sc., M.Sc, CNA, Mr. Timothy Ferdinand, Mr. Shedrach Chukwu

Other notable and accomplished personalities to be honoured are, Mr. John Monday Odo (ODONNAH PHARMACY), Mr. Eddy Achi, Mr. Ojeka Oklebe Patrick, Prince Joseph Oko Agi and Mr. Godwin Agi.

The epoch making event, which holds at the Farmers’ Hall of Santus Resort in Okuku, Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State starts by 12 noon with Red Carpet session and subsequently followed with the other proceedings of the annual event.

Notable comedians, entertainers and master of ceremonies such as Ambassador Wahala, Big Daddy, Jack Solo (Dat Yala boy), Dr Ayuba, Gudex Owo Ada , Mr Humble Ogar Freeman , Mc Don, Mr Bo Leg, and Queen Esther Ajima and others will be featured during the event.

This year’s awards ceremony promises to be breathtaking, exhilarating, entertaining and rewarding with a memory that will last for a very long time.


The Yala Achievers Award is a well known Award ceremony which was borne out as an initiative to identify, recognise and celebrate sons and daughters of Yala nation in Cross River State, who have distinguished themselves in various spheres impacting the lives of fellow Yalas, their communities, the state and nation at large with developmental initiatives carried out by themselves as their contribution to move the people forward without waiting for government to do it.

Interestingly, the Yala Achievers Award started in 2015 with it’s first edition that have really brought out well meaning and patrotic personalities that have done noble in their own way to add value to the lives of the people.

The Yala Achevers’ Award ceremony is is the brain child of Mr Odey Jacob (aka Odey D Uncommon Comedian) CEO of MOJ Entertainment, with professionals in event orgainsation and management over the years.

This fourth edition of the Award is coming up at this time because of the suspension of the 2020 edition due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic that globally affected plans and events in 2020.

But we are grateful to God who has seen us through to 2021 amid the devastating impact of COVID-19.

This 4th edition of the Yala Achievers’ Award promises to be bigger and glamourous with new innovations and broad base outreach to deserving personalities and organisations. We have decided to expand the scope by including perosnalities who are not of Yala origin but are friends of Yala who have distingusihed themselves in adding value in different areas to move Yala forward.

We believe that the Award ceremony is coming at a right time, especially now people are yearning to see and be part of the development process, and we believe with the award more will be done to galvanise development in Yala land.

Eminent personalities from all works of life will grace the occasion.

Thank you and God bless you.

By Ebriku John Friday

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