It was yet another day of honour and special recognition for Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu as he received the New Telegraph Newspaper Governor of the Year Award for Infrastructure Development.
The award ceremony which had an array of dignitaries and eminent personalities in attendance was held at the prestigious Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday.
Receiving the award on behalf of the Governor, the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat thanked the Management of the New Telegraph Newspaper for the recognition and award for government efforts in improving infrastructure in the State.
He added that the award will spur the State Government to do more not only in Infrastructure development but also in other sectors of the economy to enhance the living standards and well-being of Lagosians.
He said, “It is gratifying and nice to be here this evening and to be appreciated for our little efforts in improving Infrastructure in our dear State. I thank the New Telegraph Management for the award which is to appreciate us and in a way to motivate us and other awardees to do more. We will not rest on our oars until we deliver on our campaign promises”.
The Governor added that many more projects are on the way and waiting for actualisation across the State.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of Telegraph Newspaper, Ayodele Aminu said the New Telegraph Awards was put in place to identify, assess and laud successful leaders who have made their Marks in politics, governance, industry and other spheres of life.
“This is because the organisation believes that such benchmarking will galvanise the awardees towards greater productivity and excellence in their chosen fields”, he added.
Speaking further, Aminu disclosed that the panel of judges and editors spent time sifting through numerous nominations, documentation and files before arriving at the choices.
He further stated that the event was a testament to the boundless potential of human perseverance, innovation and passion in catalysing transformative progress and elevation of human experience.