Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday commissioned three newly acquired executive boats by the State Government, with a pledge to fully explore the tourism and economic potentials of the waterways in the State for the overall benefit of the people.
The unveiling was held at Caverton Jetty in Civic Centre area of Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano; CEO of Channels Media Group, Mr John Momoh and others have bagged the 2015 Zik Prize award.
Governor Obiano bagged an award for Good Governance under the auspices of Public Policy Research and Analysis Center (PPRAC).
He said that the award would be an inspiration to him towards realizing the vision and mission of the state in being the first choice investment destination, and a hub for industrialization and commercial activities.
This, he said, would be achieved through the four pillars and 12 enablers of his administrative policy.
He gave the assurance that he would continue in the leadership ideals of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, both in decision making and in implementation.
The Chairman/CEO of Channels Media Group, Mr John Momoh, picked up the award in the Professional Leadership Category.
He was represented by the Assistant General Manager, International Operations and other members of staff of Channels Television.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honorable Yakubu Dogara, also got the Public Service Prize.
The Zik Leadership Award was set up in 1994 in honour of Nigeria’s first civilian president, Nnamdi Azikwe. It honours those in positions of authority who display exemplary leadership in Africa.
The 2015 edition honoured seven eminent personalities in different categories, including Public Service, Political Leadership, Good Governance, Professional and Business Leadership.
The Chairman of the occasion, Retired General Ike Nwachukwu drew the attention of all and sundry to the leadership ideals of the founding fathers of Nigeria.
The award ceremony took place at the Civic Center, Victoria Island Lagos.
The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, and several other dignitaries graced the occasion.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Tabiu Kwankwaso; Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi are too receive Zik prize for Leadership award.
Dr Fayemi will the picking the award for good governance category in recognition of his transformational leadership style which has impacted positively on the lives of the people of Ekiti State.
Other recipients of this year’s prize are: Managing Director Fidelity Bank, Reginald Ihejiahi, Minister of Housing, Ama Pepple and former Managing Director Nigerian Breweris, Festus Odimegwu.
The Zik prize for Leadership named after Nigeria’s firts President, Nnamdi Azikwe, will hold at the Civic Center, Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
It will be chaired by Chief Sunny Odogwu with the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu- Gambari as Royal Father of the Day.