The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been crowned ‘Best Governor in 2018’ by The Telegraph Newspaper despite alleged bribery video.
The event took place at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos on Saturday, November 17, 2018.
According to Premium Times, the newspaper listed over 200 achievements recorded in the state’s health sector and others in education under the leadership of Ganduje.
The Managing Director of The Telegraph Newspaper, Funke Egbemode, while praising Governor Ganduje, said it is good to celebrate those that are making a difference in our lives.
Reacting to the achievement, the Chief Press Secretary to Ganduje released a statement, saying:
“We believe that if we appreciate those that did good things we are at the same time encouraging them to do more in life.”“Globally, education and health are two significant areas where successful governance and credible development index are often measured and rated.“As a consummate politician and administrator par excellence, Ganduje realised from the outset, he had to make indelible impact on the lives of his people. And he truly did with affordable healthcare and functional education.”
“The outstanding performance of governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje made him stand out among his peers. While understanding the relevance of education in the state development, Ganduje believes in healthy population. That is why he did it diligently to see that he leaves indelible marks in these all-important sectors.”
“being the most populous state in the country, we don’t want to have a population that will be a liability to us. We want see that our population becomes an asset. Not a liability. That is why we are doing our best in these and all other areas in this administration.“We assure you that Kano will continue to excel in all sectors of the state. This honour, as being presented here, is meant to encourage us to continue building a stronger state with viable economy and productive population.”