AWARDS: Aregbesola Wins Best Governor For Urban and Rural Infrastructure, Youth and Sport Development

Deputy Governor State of Osun, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori representing the Governor receiving an award as the Best Governor in Urban and Rural Development from Managing Director Maevis, Mr Tunde Fagbemi, during the Businessday States Competitiveness and Good Governance Awards 2013, at Federal Palace Hotel Victoria Island, Lagos State on Wednesday 13-11-2013

Deputy Governor State of Osun, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori representing the Governor receiving an award as the Best Governor in Urban and Rural
Development from Managing Director Maevis, Mr Tunde Fagbemi, during
the Businessday States Competitiveness and Good Governance Awards
2013, at Federal Palace Hotel Victoria Island, Lagos State on Wednesday 13-11-2013

The State of Osun has again been rated as the best state on Rural, Urban Development and Youths, Sport Development in Nigeria.

The state on Wednesday night bagged two separate awards during the Business Day 2013 states competitiveness and Good Governance  awards held at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria  Inland, Lagos.

State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola bagged the best governor award on Urban and Rural Infrastructural  Development and secondly  as the best governor  on Youth and Sport Development.

On the rural and urban development award, Osun beat other nine  states nominated for the award which included Akwa Ibom, Edo, Gombe, Imo   Kano, Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Rivers .

Aregbesola also beat other five state governors  which included Delta, Cross River, Rivers and Lagos as the best governor on youth and sports development.

The awards are in 13 categories comprising Award for Excellence in Governance, Transparency in Governance, Best Governor in Education Development, Best Governor in Healthcare Development, Best Governor in Agriculture among others.

The Deputy Governor, State of Osun,  Mrs Grace Laoye Tomori while receiving the first award on behalf of the governor  attributed the winning of the awards to the proactiveness of the governor.

Secetary to the State Government ,Alhaji Manshood Adeoti received the second award  on behalf of the state governor.

Governor Rauf Aregbesola and other members of the state executive council were present at the award night.

Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Ameachi and Chairman ,Nigeria Governors Forum bagged the award of the best governor on educational development while Abia State Governor  Theodore Orji also got  two separate awards on health care and security.

Governor Orji was represented by the Deputy Governor, Sir  Emeka Anamadi at the event.

In his remarks, the publisher of the Newspaper, Frank Ayigbogun, said the selection of the award was based on the  research by the Business Day intelligent reports, tour of the states and the entries submitted by the states.

He said the award was organised to celebrate the hardworking  governors whose efforts are contributing to the national development.

State of Osun executive council members at the ceremony include the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Sunday Akere, Commissioner for Health, Mrs Temitope Ilori, Commissioner for Finance ,Dr Wale Bolorunduro, Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment and Sanitation, Mr Bola Ilori among others.

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