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Good Governance Poll: Govs Ambode, Dankwambo, Okowa, Others, Emerge Winners

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…Winners to be honored at the International Forum on African Leadership in New York

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has emerged the winner of in the overall best governor category of the African Leadership Magazine Annual Good Governance Poll.

Others governors who have been unveiled as winners in other categories of the Good Governance Poll include, Rivers Governor Nyesome Wike (best governor for infrastructure development), Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa (as best governor for grassroots and people development).

Also unveiled as governors are Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo as best governor for peace and security, Kaduna State Governor Nasiru el-Rufus as best governor for education development, while the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is the best government institutions.

The publisher of the UK-based magazine outfit, Dr Ken Giami, unveiled the winners of annual poll after its editorial board concluded the collation of both offline and online votes  across all the channels and platforms.

According to him, the winners shall be decorated and presented with the instruments of honour at the International Forum on African Leadership, on the 25th September, 2018 at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York. The event with the theme: Peace, Security and Sustainable Development in Africa – Our Home-grown Solutions, has as the keynote speaker, His Excellency, John Magugufuli, President of the Republic of Tanzania.

The Poll which is in its third year is coming on the heels of the successful hosting of two previous editions of the Poll, which has become a veritable tool for measuring performance among Nigeria’s state and regional leaders.

Winners shall be presented with instruments of honor and award in front of over 300 political, business and diplomatic leaders in New York, at the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly Meeting. They will be decorated during the Annual International Summit on African Leadership, billed to hold on the 25th September 2018.

About the Polls

The Good Governance Poll, instituted by  African Leadership Magazine UK, is in line with the magazine’s objective of providing credible information and support to leaders in Nigeria and Africa at large. The Poll is part of the group’s strategic engagement tool designed to monitor, performance; gauge the mood of the electorates; promote good governance, as well as engender peer review amongst leaders in Nigeria and Africa at large.

The Good Governance Poll, is particularly important in Nigeria, following the country’s prevailing realities. While some Governors and political leaders / public institutions in the country have been unable to meet their obligation to the electorates, others have been ingenious in managing state resources and also making concerted efforts towards positioning their states as a cynosure of development in the country.

About African Leadership Magazine: The African Leadership magazine is published by African Leadership (UK) Limited, a company registered in the United Kingdom (Company No. 07435198). The magazine focuses on bringing the best of Africa to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective; while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges being faced by the continent today.

Since its maiden edition, African Leadership Magazine has grown to become a leading pan-African flagship leadership-focused publication read by over 1, 000, 000 targeted international investors, business executives, government policy makers and multilateral agencies across Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Europe, and the US. It is distributed at major international and African Leadership events around the world. The magazine has over 850,000 subscribers/Followers on facebook and a virile readership on other social media platforms.

It is a niche and unbiased African voice born out of a desire to ameliorate the lot of Africans by focusing on individuals and corporate bodies that are known for their legacy-based approach to leadership. We believe in building sustainable leadership in Africa through the exchange of ideas in tandem with global best practices. The magazine shall continually seek to herald the dawn of a new Africa as the continent of promise and global leadership, championed by people of integrity and resilience who are rising from the challenges of an unpleasant past; thereby preserving a legacy for future generations of our people.



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