Monday, 13 June 2016

Obiano wins Zik Prize for Leadership

By James Eze


The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has won the 2015 Zik Prize for Leadership. Governor Obiano is first in a list of three governors which includes Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State and Ibikunle Amosun who also emerged winners in the Good Governance category of the Prize.

 Interestingly, while Obiano is being honoured for two years of sterling performance, his co-winners are both well into their second terms in office having served their first terms of four years each.

 The Prize which is administered by Lagos-based Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PPRAC) will be handed to the winners in a colourful ceremony being planned for Sunday, June 19, 2016 in Lagos.

 In a personal Letter dated June, 6, 2016 conveying the offer of the Prize to Governor Obiano, the Chairman of PPRAC, Prof. Jubril Aminu, the Centre expressed optimism that the governor would attend the Prize-giving ceremony which will hold at the Civic Centre in person to receive the honour.

 The Prize is the second major honour that Governor Obiano who has been largely rated as a visionary leader would be receiving with a spate of five months having been crowned The Sun Governor of the Year in February this year.

 Since he assumed office on March 17, 2014, Governor Obiano has assiduously worked his way into the consciousness of Nigerians with an impressive performance that has stirred hopes for the likely emergence of a new generation of leaders that might eventually steer Nigeria to prosperity and progress.

 Obiano’s records cover important areas like security, investment drive, Internally Generated Revenue, construction of roads and bridges, education, healthcare, social amenities, agriculture, social investment and job creation among others.

1 comment:

Professor Tina Edmunds-OGBUOKIRI said...

Like most Nigerians I am highly impressed by the quality of governance, Governor Willie Obiano is offering Anambra State. Along with his lovely wife and consort, they have certainly done us proud.

I am truly an Enugu girl. I attended Queen School Enugu and was faculty at the College of Medicine of the University of Nigeria and consultant pharmacologist to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital for over 16 years. My late father, Chief Edmund Ezie of Umunna-Orlu, also schooled at St. Charles College, Onitsha and was town clerk of Onitsha at some time after the Biafran war. I am also the vice president of a firm that makes generic drugs for diseases that are common among Nigerians such as malaria, diabetes, high blood pressure, hepatitis etc and my colleague and I would like to donate some drugs to Willie's government when I visit Nigeria in August.

Please feel free to contact myself and my husband ( an old CKC alumnus also) through the ;phone I will supply.

More grease to your elbows, Willie and Ebele!. We love your governance style and wish all of Nigeria's governors will emulate your style.