Fayemi Bags Champion Newspapers’ Governor Of The Year Award

February 20, 2014

Executive Director (Publications and Operations) Champion Newspapers, Mr Sam Ibemere; Group Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of the paper, Mrs Nwadinto Ikeakanwa and Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, during the presentation of letter of nomination as Champion newspapers’ Governor of the Year to the Governor in Ado-Ekiti.

The management of Champion Newspapers has named Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi as recipient of the newspaper’s Governor of the Year award for 2013.

According to the letter of nomination presented to Governor Fayemi at his office in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, the management of Champion Newspapers said the award was the organisation’s way of  “recognising leaders who have paid greater sacrifice in ensuring that objectives and ideals of our nationhood are sustained”.

The Managing Director /Editor-in-Chief of  the newspaper outfit, Mrs  Nwadiuto Iheakanwa, while presenting the letter to Governor Fayemi, stated that the newspaper had been monitoring developments in Ekiti State and is highly impressed by the quality of governance under the Fayemi administration, especially the administration’s huge investments in social security scheme, health, education, infrastructure  and tourism development and its impact on the people.

The Champion Newspapers’ letter reads: “On all scores, our findings, largely corroborated by that of independent assesors, confirm that Ekiti State under Dr Kayode Fayemi, has become a model in terms of value creation.

“We note, with delight, the uncommon zeal and pragmatism with which His Excellency has pursued the business of transforming Ekiti into a showpiece. Today, it is generally acknowledged that the culture of dynamism now governs Ekiti State in terms of infrastructure development, investment drive and corporate governance. This is a credit to the vision, tenacity, commitment, dedication, accountability and transparency of Dr Kayode Fayemi’s administration.”

“As watchdogs of society, it is our duty not only to track and document your performance but also to acknowledge your commitment to serve and your doggedness to transform our society”.

According to the letter, the investiture ceremony for the Governor of the Year award comes up next month in Lagos.

Last modified: February 20, 2014

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