Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun is amongst the winners of the prestigious Forbes Awards for the year 2022, where he was named Forbes Best of Africa Governor in Industrial Revolution.
Other recipients are the Emir of Kano His Royal Highness Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, Chairman of Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency Gen. Buba Marwa (Rtd.); Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi.
While Abiodun will receive Forbes Best of Africa Governor of Industrial Revolution, Ado-Bayero will be honoured with Most Outstanding Traditional Ruler Award; Gen. Marwa Health Safety Award of Excellence while Abdullahi will receive Outstanding Cooperate Governance CEO Award just as Dr Mrs. Onikepo Akande will deliver goodwill message.
Other recipients include: Hon. Chidubem Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, Deputy Chief Whip Federal House of Representatives to be conferred with Forbes Best of Africa Excellent Service Award, Dr. Christopher Irene Imumolen who is the President, American Institute of Certified Professionals will receive Outstanding Academic Achievement Award;
Others include: Dr. Kofi Amoa-Abban (CEO Rigworld International Services Limited) Outstanding Business Leader in Oil and Gas and Richard Nii Armah Quaye, Founder and Board Chairman Quick credit/Oya micro credit &Founder/CEO, Quick Angels limited who will be honoured with Forbes Best Of Africa Distinguished Entrepreneur Award.
They will be conferred with the Forbes Award, on Friday, January 20, during a virtual symposium with the title “Leadership and Investment”. Mark Furlong, President of Forbes Best of Africa Custom will personally on grand to present the awards.
Forbes Award is exclusively conferred on individuals and corporate organisations with a distinguishing touch of excellency in their various endeavours. The award identifies individuals with value of purpose, integrity and innovative business approach for the overall interest of humanity.
Reacting to his emergence as the winner of the award of Forbes Best of Africa Governor in Industrial Revolution, Governor Abiodun said, “It is such an honour and incredibly humbling to be amongst the winners of the prestigious Forbes Awards for the year 2022, where I was named Forbes Best of Africa Governor in Industrial Revolution.
“It is yet another acknowledgement of our success in creating an enabling environment for investment, and providing democratic governance in line with our vision, not only in Ogun State but also in Nigeria and in Africa as a whole.
“Like they often say, the reward for hard work is more work, so we will continue to be relentless in the implementation of policies, programs and reforms to sustain the actualisation of our vision, and increase our ranking on the global Ease of Doing Business index.
“As the Chief Marketing Officer of Ogun State, I am inviting you to come and invest in the Gateway State, and you would find us ready, willing and worthy partners.
“I would like to appreciate the Almighty God for His grace, the citizens of Ogun state for their continued trust and support, members of my team for their cooperation and hard work, members of my family for their patience and continued understanding, and finally, the Foreign Investment Network and Forbes for this recognition.”