Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has been inducted into the Hall of Grace (HoG) Hall of Fame as “Overall Most Performing Governor in Nigeria”.
Udom was so honoured, according to the organisers, for his unparalleled delivery of democratic dividends.
The induction took place on Sunday evening, December 16, 2018 at the Civic Center, Victoria Island, Lagos, with Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, as Chairman.
In his response, Governor Emmanuel, who was represented at the event by his Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh, said he was delighted that in spite of the recent distractions caused by enemies of democracy in Akwa Ibom State, his contributions since he assumed office in 2015 have impacted the people and are recognised by Nigerians even outside the shores of the state. He promised to do a lot more with the mandate the good people of the state will give him in 2019 to lead them another four years.
Hall of Grace induction into Hall of Fame is an annual event which recognises outstanding contributions of personalities in various fields of endeavours. This year’s induction also marked the 20th democracy anniversary in the country as the late Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola was posthumously honoured as hero of Nigeria’s democracy.
Personalities behind the HOG induction are Hon. Chief Alex Akinyele, Prof Dupe Olatubosun, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Rupert Ojenuwa, Afolabi Sam-Adeboye and Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi.
Past recipients of HOG Hall of fame award include Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chief Folorunsho Alakija, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Mr Waheed Olagunju, Dr Akunwunmi Adriana and Senator Bukola Saraki, among others.