By Prince Sunny Ebhojiaye.
The 10th edition of the anual prestigious Vanguard Personality of the year Awards held on Friday May 20th 2022, at the Eko Hotel and Suites,Victoria Island LAGOS has come and gone but the memory of one night of great honour still lingers on with the glitz, glamour, glory and celebration extravaganza of entertainment.
Lagos state stood still for the bold reformist Governor of the year 2021, Governor Godwin Nogbegase Obaseki, Governor of Edo State. The event was loaded with different messages by interest groups.
City EXPRESS NEWS witnessed first of its kind of some interesting paid advert to salute Governor Godwin Obaseki for his exemplary leadership and the courage of his great convictions. The messages go thus:’ “History will regard you kindly for standing for truth when lies,would have been most convenient; for standing on the side of the people, when succmbing to the self catering style of politics would have brought you the “peace of the graveyard”.
“You are a rare breed and a refreshing ray of hope amongst your peers.”
These coded messages from all of us includling proponents of the Mega Agenda. We say thank you for rekindling our hope in leadership and in Nigeria.
City EXPRESS NEWS gathered the message is from Government of Edo State of Nigeria. Congratulations on his Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki Executive Governor of Edo State.
“I join the people of Edo State to congratulate you on your well deserved Governor of the year award conferred on you on Friday May 20th 2022 by Vanguard Newspaper in recognition of good governance, your exceptional leadership and ability in developing Edo State making it an economic hub in the nation.
This is another feather to your achievement cap. This was signed by Princess (Dr) Mrs Rosemary Osula-Atu.”
Responding to the award and all accolades Governor Godwin Obaseki said “It was a great of honour for me as a young man and a cool headed Governor to have made great strides to achieved a well deserved recipient of Vanguard Newspaper Governor of the year Award 2021.”
In a chat with City EXPRESS NEWS after receiving the award. He said that since he assumed the exalted office of Governor, I have demstified Governance and entrenched a progressive leadership of infrastructure development accross the length and breadth of our dear Edo state.
My landmark, performance, good governance and achievements are visible to all to see, as I have become a positive reference point for others to emulate.
According to Governor Obaseki, the award as the best Governor of the year is to motivate, encourage him to do more and touch many lives in Edo State.
Another daughter of Edo State and recipient of Vanguard Life time achievement award winner was Bishop Margaret Benson Idahosa.
. ￼.Bishop Margaret Benson-Idahosa.
Her award was in recognition of her passion for humanity, commitment to the expansion of the kingdom of God on earth and serving as a blessing to humanity.
There was musical performance by Wande Coal and others to enlivened the occasion.