From Osakhare Erese Asaba
Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has emerged Best Governor-Grassroots & People Development- in the 2018 Nigeria’s Good Governance Poll organized by the African Leadership Magazine Uk.
Governor Okowa emerged winner in this category in recognition of his giant strides in the development of entrepreneurial and technical skills and job creation for youths, women and the needy in the state, as well as massive infrastructural development and creation of enabling environment for investment.
The organisers in a statement unveiled by the Publisher, Dr. Ken Giami, said that Governor Okowa emerged winner at the end of the collation of both offline and online votes across all the channels and platforms.
It stated further that Senator Okowa and other winners would be decorated and presented with the instruments of honour and award on September 25, 2018 in front of over 300 political, business and diplomatic leaders in New York, at the International Forum on African Leadership on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly Meeting in New York.
Other winners in other categories are: Mr. Nyesome Wike, Rivers State; Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai, Kaduna State; Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Gombe State and Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode, while Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, emerged as the Best Government Institution for the year.
The poll, which is in its third year, has become a veritable tool for measuring performance among Nigeria’s state and regional leaders.