Embattled Ganduje Of Kano State To Clinche Award For Effective Leadership
While Nigerians are still criticizing him over recent bribery video, Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, is set to receive the Africa Value Award for “effective leadership and economic empowerment”.
The award is scheduled to hold in Abuja, with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as the special guest of honor.
Naija News recalls that the Governor is currently embroiled in an alleged bribery case. In videos released by Daily Nigerian, an online platform, the governor was seen allegedly collecting kickbacks from contractors in the state.
Ganduje has since denied the allegations, slamming a N3 billion suit on the newspaper.
The organisers of the award said it was established to recognise African citizens and also honour governors, legislators, captains of industries and other esteemed Africans in various fields of endeavors.
“In the last three years, the Ganduje-led administration has been able to make significant strides towards implementing our development agenda to ensuring that Kano people enjoy the dividends of change,” the organisers said.
“Not only that, development programmes are evenly spread across the state in terms of infrastructure development in the areas of road construction/rehabilitation, education, health, water supply, environmental protection, agriculture, economy etc.”
Other awardees include Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the ooni of Ife (African traditional ICON of the year), Ifie Sekibo, chief executive officer of Heritage bank, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former president of Liberia, Arthur Eze, chairman of Atlas Petroleum International Limited, Babatunde Fowler,chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS).