NEW TELEGRAPH MAN OF THE YEAR 2017 AWARD: GOVERNOR WIKE COMMITS TO GREATER DELIVERY OF PROJECTS
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his emergence as the New Telegraph Newspaper’s Man of the Year 2017 will spur him to the greater delivery of projects for the rapid development of the state.
The governor assured that the giant strides of his administration which earned him the award will be sustained as a worthy example for leaders in all tiers of Government.
Speaking in Lagos on Saturday after receiving the New Telegraph Newspaper’s Man of the Year 2017 award, Governor Wike also promised to always promote credible opposition in the interest of the growth of Nigeria’s democracy.
The governor was represented at the event by his deputy, Dr Mrs Ipalibo Harry Banigo. She was accompanied to the event by Commissioners and Special Advisers.
He said: “This is an encouragement for us to do more and to serve the Rivers people better. I dedicate this prestigious award first to God and then to the good people of Rivers State.
“I want to say that my administration will continue to deliver quality projects and programmes to the good people of Rivers State. “.
The governor added that aside promoting good governance, he will good to work for the enthronement of the rule of law in the country.
He said: “I will also promote a credible democracy which we so need by offering a vibrant opposition. This is because I love this nation and I am interested in her prosperity “.
Presenting the New Telegraph Newspaper’s Man of the Year 2017 award to Governor Wike, Former Abia State Governor and Publusher of the newspaper, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu commended him for his superlative achievements in Rivers State.
He said the Rivers State Governor merits the award as he has continued to deliver quality projects that have transformed the state.
Group Managing Director of New Telegraph and President, Nigeria Guild of Editors, Mrs Funke Egbemode informed that the newspaper came to the decision to confer the award on Governor Wike after a comprehensive and transparent selection process.
The award ceremony attracted Governors, Ministers, Federal Lawmakers and captains of industry.