Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, and other recipients of the 2017 Zik Prize have expressed their readiness to put in their best in the service of Nigeria.
They also promised to shun politics of bitterness and hate as a takeaway from the approach of the organizers of the Zik Prize to the award presentation held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, which had no fewer than five governors in attendance.
Speaking on behalf of the award winners which include Chief Bisi Akande, former Interim National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC); the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru; the wives of Anambra and Bauchi State governors , Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano and Hajia Hadiza Abubakar, Governor Masari vowed that they would continue to do more in the service to the nation.
“We appreciate the organisers for choosing us as recipients for 2017 and also wish to assure them that we will not fail them; those qualities they saw in us in nominating us for this award, I assure you that we will continue to do more in the service of our fatherland,” he stated.
The highpoint of the event was the award presentation to the winners by the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku; the Governors of Sokoto and Kebbi, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, amongst others.
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