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Akeredolu bags African Governor Award

Akeredolu bags African Governor Award

By Adekola Afolabi
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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has been declared winner/recipient of African Governor Award for Innovative Leadership (AGAFIL), 2019.

The Project Director, AfricanStride International (Media) Limited, Henry Adesola, Esq, made the revelation at the official declaration of Governor Akeredolu, as winner of the prestigious award, held in Akure.

African Governor Award for Innovative Leadership (AGAFIL) is an initiative of the AfricanStride International (Media) Limited, a foremost and fast-rising public relations and media organization registered in Nigeria.

Adesola explained that Akeredolu won the prestigious award base on his achievements recorded in all sectors including education, health, road infrastructure, industrial development, agriculture, women and youth empowerment,  improved welfare of workers.

The Project Director said the award will be presented to the governor in Abuja later in the year  with the Nigeria 20th Anniversary of 4th Republic Lecture” as the twin event.

Adesola asserted that the six months findings and studies of the organisation revealed that the Akeredolu led administration in Ondo State has justified its promises and the mandate of the people since inception.

“From the data obtained from contemporary African leaders for the award in 2019 and the peculiar circumstance of the state when Governor Akeredolu took over in 2017, he is overwhelmingly rated the most Innovative Governor on the continent in the year under review,” the Coordinator emphasised.

He described governor Akeredolu as one of Africa’s leaders of this time who has justified the confidence and mandate given to him by the people of the state by fulfilling his electioneering campaign promises to the people.

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Adesola stated that the AfricanStride International (Media) Limited is in partnership with the Centre for Research and African Development Studies (CERADS), a pan-African, non-governmental, pro-democracy organization committed to propelling Africas development through advocacy, research, promotional engagements and networking as well as a host of other development and support civil society partners, such as the Africa Leadership Advocacy Network (ALAN), Women of Virtue Society (WOVIS), among others.

He further explained that the award has nothing to do with politics or the  forthcoming governorship election in the state but to honour those who deserve it as a mark of recognition.

“The coveted award is aimed at, among other things, supporting and promoting the swift attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa by identifying, projecting, supporting, encouraging and celebrating visionary African leaders who have shown capacity to challenge the ugly trends of under-developments which manifest in poverty, diseases and illiteracy.

On the continent through commitment to selfless service, innovative leadership, conformity to global best practices as well as generating and encouraging innovation and ideas aimed at rapidly developing the socio-economic potentials of the Africans, building infrastructure, empowering women and youths, providing qualitative and sound education and generally transforming the African skyline, thus evolving a modern African state and people,” he stressed.

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