Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state is among the four topmost governors in Nigeria,nominated for the award of the best performing governor of the year,in the country.

The award is to be bestowed on him alongside other three governors by the African reputable media organisation,the Business Day Newspapers,slated to hold at Transcorp Hotel,Abuja on the 20th day of November,2019.

This is not the first time some reputable media organisations,the mouth piece of the people,both home and in diaspora,are honouring governor David Umahi as the Best performing governor in Nigeria.
First was the New telegraph Publishing Company limited,the publishers of the New Telegraph Newspapers.

Others are the Sun publishing limited,publishers of the Sun Newspapers and of course,the Authority Newspapers,among others. This is in exclusion of other awards received from different groups and organisations,across the country and beyond.

In a statement released and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki,the Ebonyi state capital,by the commissioner for Information and state Orientation,Barr. Uchenna Orji,called on private and public Institutions,especially friends and well wishers of the governor and the state in general,to show solidarity and support,by sending in their congratulatory messages to appreciate what he described as the “God given governor of Ebonyi state”,Engr. David Umahi,on his well deserved honour by the Business Day Newspapers.

The statement further disclosed that the Special Guest of Honour,on the occasion would be His Excellency,Dr.Yacubu Gowon,the former Head of State,while the Royal Father of the Day would be His Royal Highness,Alhaji Dr.Yahaya Abubarka,the Etsu of Nupe.

Earlier,governor David Umahi,had while responding to questions posed to him by the organisation on the award,according to His Special Assistant on media,Hon.Francis Nwaze,said,his views about awards on governors was that the people of the state constitutes the ideal people to make assessment and give awards to the governors.

Umahi,described the award by the Business Day Newspapers as an encouragement to do more,

His words,”My opinion about awards is that it is the people of the state that should assess you,and that has been my position,but,I think this one is a bit different because,it is an organisation that is very reputable and it has to do with business”.

“I was a business man before I became a governor,so,I feel good and I am also encouraged,he explained.

By  Ewa Nworie


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