BY KENECHUKWU OFOMAH
Governor Willie Obiano has bagged an award as the 2017 Governor of the year, from the Abuja Council of the Nigeria Union Journalists, NUJ.
The award was presented to him at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, by a three-man delegation led by its Chairman, Comrade Paul Abechi.
While presenting the award which was conferred on the Governor during this year’s Press week celebration of the Council, the leader of the delegation, Comrade Abechi said the award which was approved by the National Secretariat of the Union, was conceived in keeping with their tradition of celebrating achievements in leadership as a way of promoting good governance.
He revealed that the decision to honour the Governor was as a result of a thorough survey which they conducted which showed that the Obiano administration had performed creditably especially in the areas of security, agriculture, worker’s welfare, education and infrastructure, congratulating him on a well deserved victory at the just concluded governorship election in the State.
Responding, Governor Obiano thanked the Council for the recognition which according to him goes to show that the developmental efforts of his government is being acknowledged nationwide.
He noted that the honour will spur him to continue to pursue programmes and policies that will improve the living standards of the people.
Highpoint of the event was presentation of a plaque and certificate of the award to the Governor.