The Borno State governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, won the 2022 Leadership Excellence Awards for “Best Governor of the Year.”
He defeated three other nominees, Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi; Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde to emerge winner in a 14-day public online voting by Nigerians.
Prof. Zulum polled 1,028,469 votes, while Umahi polled 707,245 votes. Wike had 506,518 votes, and Makinde came distant fourth with 249, 615 votes.
The Prestigious award, endorsed by the African Union, African Film Institute, would be presented on November 5, in Abuja.
Prof. Zulum, who was elected governor in 2019 and was described as a revolutionary governor, becomes one of Nigeria’s most accomplished leaders within a short period of time.
The prestigious awards recognise and honour the outstanding impacts of leaders across both the public and private sectors in Nigeria.
It promotes outstanding leaders and personalities whose impacts have been felt in Nigeria’s political, social and economic spheres.
The Award also lauds excellence, achievements, performance, humanitarian activities and philanthropic gestures.
The 2022 edition, the fourth edition would be graced by former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, and key personalities in both the public and private sectors.