Makinde bags Vanguards Govenor of the Year Award

…says award will spur me to do more

Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde was on Friday, in Lagos conferred with the Governor of the Year, 2022 award by Vanguard Media Limited.

Vanguard’s General Manager, Mr. Gbenga Adefaye, and a team of Editors had earlier in January visited the Government House Agodi,  Ibadan where they intimated the governor of the decision of the Board of Editors to confer the award on him for exemplary service delivery in the past 44 months. 

Adefaye, who spoke on behalf of the organisation said that Makinde had excelled in the area of Health, Education, Security and Expanded economy. 

He said that the organisation was proud to associate with the governor whom he said, had made  development of his people his primary concern.

Governor Makinde, who spoke on the sidelines of the Vanguard Award ceremony held at the Convention Centre, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos,  said that the award will spur him to greater heights.

He said: “When you are working and you are recognised, you will have the urge to really want to do more. So, I am speaking from that context.

“I really appreciate the award and believe it will spur me to even do more.”

Speaking  on what the people of the state should expect from his government if he is re-elected for a second term in office, Makinde declared that he would double his efforts in the area of development.

“The people of Oyo State should expect an upgrade over Omituntun 1.0. Whatever we have been able to achieve, it can only get better,” he said.

The award featured different other categories including the 2022 Vanguard Personality Award won by Mr. Aliko Dangote, Chairman of Dangote group.

Governor Makinde was accompanied to the event by his wife, Mrs Tamunomini Makinde, a former Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, Senator Gbenga Babalola, the Okere of Saki, Oba Khalid Olabisi, and the Olugbon of Orile Igbon, Oba Francis Olushola Alao, other traditional rulers, political leaders from Oyo State and political appointees, including the Executive Chairman of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS ) Prince Dotun Oyelade, among others.

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