Coming shortly after his recent national award for Excellence in Governance, Industrial Revolution category, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has been named by the popular Leadership Newspaper as “LEADERSHIP Governor of the Year 2022.”
In a letter of official notification and invitation to the annual Leadership Conference and Award, addressed to the Governor and dated November 28, 2022, signed by the Senior Vice Chairman/Editor-in-Chief of the Leadership newspaper, Azubuike Ishekwene, Governor Abiodun was singled out for the award “for maintaining a steady pace of development and for execution of people-oriented projects across Ogun State, resisting the temptations of abandoning uncompleted projects initiated by your predecessor who did everything possible to thwart your ambition.”
The award letter read in part: “On behalf of LEADERSHIP Group, I have the pleasure to convey to you the decision of our Nomination and Selection Committee which met for this purpose to choose you as the LEADERSHIP Governor of the Year 2022.
“Amid several nominees with excellent credentials, you have been selected for this prestigious award for maintaining a steady pace of development, execution of people-oriented projects across Ogun State, resisting the temptations of abandoning uncompleted projects initiated by your predecessor who did everything possible to thwart your ambition; for keeping all your electioneering promises as encompassed in the ISEYA and ensuring adequate security and peaceful coexistence among all ethnic groups across the state, the selection board found you most qualified as LEADERSHIP Governor of the year 2022.”
Among past recipients of the award are President Muhammad Bühari; Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN; former Heads of States, Gen Yakubu Gowon (rtd.), General Olusegun Obasanjo (rtd), General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd); former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan; Captains of industries like Aliko Dangote; Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and Dr Okonjo Oweala; among others.
Leadership is a Nigerian daily national newspaper. It was established in October 2004 by Sam Nda-Isaiah, a pharmacist cum businessman and politician, and is published by Leadership Newspaper Group based in Abuja.