The Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PPRAC) has formally recognised the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike with the Zik Prize for Good Governance.
The PPRAC, organisers of the Zik Leadership Prize in Leadership said that Governor Wike was honoured because of his accomplishments in projects delivery, prudent management of scarce resources, human capital development and policy implementation.
Presenting the Zik Prize for Good Governance to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Sunday at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, Former Minister of Education and Chairman of Advisory Board of PPRAC, Prof Jubril Aminu praised the governor for turning the state into a huge construction site.
He commended the Rivers State Governor for his commitment to the development of the state, urging him to sustain the pace.
Speaking after receiving the Zik Prize for Good Governance, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said the award is a call on
him to continue to serve the state and Nigeria to the best of his ability
He said: “This is very great because this award was instituted annually to honour the first ceremonial President of Nigeria, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe.
” It is an award that will spur us further to continue to work for the people. It is not an award for us to relax”.
Governor Wike dedicated the award to the good people of Rivers State, saying that their support for his administration made it possible for him to develop the state.
The governor also thanked his wife and children for the sacrifices they make to enable him serve Rivers people.
He said that the state has entrenched good governance through the delivery of projects and programmes that improve the living condition of the people, enthroned transparency and accountability as well as worked within the ambit of the law.
“This award is to remind us that we are required to do more for the people. Zik stood for unity that is why we should work to unite the country “, he said.
This year, the Rivers State Governor has won: Silverbird Man of the Year 2017, Sun Newspaper Governor of the Year 2017 and the and the Independent Newspaper Political Icon of the Year, 2017.
Other award recipients are: Former Osun State Governor, Bisi Akande and the Zik Prize in Political Leadership, Chief Audu Ogbeh the Zik Prize winner in Public Service ,
The wife of Anambra State Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obaino, the governor of Katsina State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello-Masari, wife of Bauchi State Governor, Hajia Hadiza Abubakar Mohammed, and Adedeji Adeleke were also honoured with Zik leadership awards
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
15th April, 20