By Obinna Amaobi, Abuja
Media Links and Development, Publishers of Now Africa Media, said the 2019/2010 Vanguard Personality of the Year Award won by the Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu represents a visible manifestation of the excellent services the governor has rendered to Lagosians within the past two years.
The Group said what the governor has achieved within the relatively short time he has held the reins of leadership in Africa’s most populous state are visible and sustainable.
Chief Executive Officer, Prince Meshack Idehen, in a statement in Washington DC on Monday, said the governor’s style of leadership driven by hands on, direct engagements with citizens represents the type of leadership needed across states in Nigeria.
“Everything that the governor said and promised prior to the 2019 election he has done clearly for everyone to see. He walks and work in tandem with his words. His achievements in all sectors of the economy have given him very excellent commendations.”
Media Links and Development which is also the Publishers of Award Winning Online Newspapers, www.tmi.ng, and Flagship Publication, www.meshackdaily.com, said the Lagos governor has strongly convinced even once critics that he is a transparent, accountable, proactive and foresighted governor to the citizens and residents of Lagos through his direct engagements, life changing, peoples driven achievements within two years in office.
Idehen said while it was important to congratulate the governor and encourage him on the amazing work he is doing in Lagos to improve the lives of more than 25 million and more people, that it was even more important to stress the need for the Federal Government of Nigeria and the international community to recognize these efforts by the governor, considering the special economic and political positions that the state has on the overall economies and politics of the nation and the West African Sub Region.
“Media Links and Development is congratulating the Governor of Excellence on winning the Vanguard Media Group 2019/2020 Personality of the Year Award. We believe that Award and recognition very deserving and a clear testament of proactive leadership to the people of Lagos State and Nigeria.”
“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has led from the front in the middle of the most trying times in the history of the state. To have achieve so much, so excellently in the midst of so many challenges speak to the reality of a leader with his head in the right place.”
“Sadly, the same excellent performance by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu cannot be said of many other states in Nigeria, where their governors have gone to sleep, hibernating, or in hiding, with many of their citizens flocking to Lagos to seek refuge and life.”
“We congratulate the governor on this recognition by Vanguarg Group, and urge him to continue with the good works.”
Governor Sanwo-Olu, it would be recalled had on Saturday received the prestigious Vanguard Personality of the Year Award. He was also presented the certificate during the event, which was held at Eko hotels and Suite.