Biography Of Ben Ayade: Career, State Of Origin, Age, Net Worth, Parents, Wife & Educational Background

Ben Ayade’s Biography: An Overview

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Nigerian politician Benedict (Ben) Ayade is the current Executive Governor of Cross River State. He was elected governor of Cross River State in the 2015 general elections on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform and sworn in on May 29, 2015

After serving his first term, he was re-elected in the 2019 gubernatorial elections.

Ben was a member of the Nigerian Senate’s 7th Senate prior to becoming governor.

He was a senator from Nigeria’s Cross River State, representing the Northern Senatorial District


Ben Ayade’s Biography

Benedict Ayade was born on March 2, 1968, in Kakum, Cross River State, Nigeria. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Akinsheye Ayade were devoted Catholics, and his father worked for the Water Board as a Public Servant.

Professor Ben Ayade: Who Is He?
Benedict Bengioushuye Ayade (born February 2, 1968) is a Nigerian politician who has been the governor of Cross River State since May 29, 2015. In April 2015, he campaigned for governor on the People’s Democratic Party and was elected.

Ben Ayade’s Academic Background

Ayade attended St. Stephens Elementary School in Obudu for his primary education. He enrolled in the Government Secondary School, Obudu, Nigeria, for his secondary education after receiving his First School Leaving Certificate.

He went further to study at the prestigious University of Ibadan, Ibadan, where he graduated with a B.Sc. in 1988. (Honours).

He also earned a master’s degree in microbiology and a doctorate in environmental microbiology from the University of Ibadan.

Ben Ayade also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma, Edo State, as well as a bachelor’s degree in law from Delta State University in Abraka

Political Background and Career of Ben Ayade

Ben Ayade began his career as a lecturer at Delta State University in Abraka, where he later became a professor.

Professor Ben Ayade entered politics for the first time in 2011 when he ran for a seat in the Nigerian Senate under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

During his time in the Senate, he served as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology. He was also a member of the Education, Petroleum Downstream, and Drugs/Narcotics/Crime Committees.

In the 2015 gubernatorial elections, he contested and won the position of Executive Governor of Cross River State under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform. In 2019, he was re-elected for a second term.


Opportunities – Contracts – Appointment – Ben Ayade

Before contesting for Executive Governor, Ben Ayade worked in a variety of departments and capacities. Among them are;
Chairman of Ecological Fund
Chairman of International Institute of Environmental Research
Member of Cross River State Poverty Alleviation Board
Member of Nigeria Association of Petroleum Engineers
Member of Strategic Policy Advisory Council

Ben Ayade’s net worth could be over a billion naira because of his diverse investments.



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