Governor Makinde defeated governors Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state and Yahaya Bello of Kogi to emerge 2021 Governor of the Year in Security/Youth Empowerment.
Nyesom Wike beat governors David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi state, Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, and Baduru Abubakar of Jigawa state to emerge Governor of the Year in Education and Infrastructure.
Udom Emmanuel emerged 2021 Governor of the Year in Aviation and Sports, defeating Governors of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano, Douye Diri of Bayelsa state, and Godwin Obaseki of Edo state.
NAN reports that the award which is endorsed by the African Union and the African Film Institute, recognises and honours the outstanding impacts of leaders across several sectors and industries in Nigeria.
The awards presentations, slated for November in Abuja, also applaud excellence, achievements, performance, humanitarian activities and philanthropic gestures.
The Executive director of Igbere TV, and secretary of the Organising Committee, Emeh Anyalekwa, while announcing the winners, disclosed that the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Prof. Georgewill Owunari, will deliver a keynote address at the event.