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Governor of the State of Osun, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, has bagged the Champion Newspaper Man and Governor of the Year award 2020 respectively in Lagos.


The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Mr. Benedict Alabi, at the epoch- making event held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, said the award would further encourage his administration to serve the people even better.


Governor Oyetola also said the honour was a vote for the creativity, proactiveness, prudence, integrity, inclusion, innovation, transparency, and the sense of purpose that the government had brought to bear on governance and the sustained commitment shown in revitalising the economy of the State for positive impacts.


He said the administration employed inclusive governance to identify and promptly meet the needs of the populace and as well open the State up for economic growth and development.


Welcoming dignitaries at the event, the Group Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of Champion newspaper, Dr.  Mrs.  Nwadiuto Iheakanwa, described the honourary award as the Print industry’s modest way of contributing its quota to the overall development of the society by providing a veritable platform to recognise heavyweights and institutions that have excelled both in private and public sectors of the economy.


She said the selected awardees have not only identified the needs and challenges of the citizens but proffered holistic solutions, thereby uplifting the stardard of living of the people and contributing their best to the  country’s socio-econmic and political development.


The Newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief revealed that for the first time since the inception of the awards ceremony decades ago, Governor Oyetola received the Governor and Man of the Year Awards based on his exemplary achievements in various fields.


According to her, the outstanding performance of Governor Oyetola and other awardees and the recognition given to them, will serve as an inspiration and beacon of hope not only to Nigerians but humanity.


In his address, the chairman of the occasion, Chief Dr. George Moghalu, who doubles as the Managing  Director, National Inland  Waterways Authority, eulogized the Champion Newspapers on the credibility of the award, describing the honour bestowed on the awardees as well deserved.


He added that Governor Oyetola, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who was conferred  with Champion Newspaper’s Democracy ICON of the Fourth Republic, among other awardees, have made landmark and impactful  contributions to the progress and development of the country.




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