VP Sambo Commends Gov Uduaghan's Developmental Efforts
Vice President, Architect Mohammed Namadi Sambo, at the weekend in Lagos
commended Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State for striving to create
jobs and attract investment to the state through the development of
The Vice President who made the commendation at the Vanguard Newspapers
Personality of the Year 2013 Award ceremony, said that the Federal
Government had followed with keen interest the developmental efforts of
Sambo who was represented by the Minister of National Planning, Ambassador
Bashir Yuguda, noted with satisfaction that Uduaghan was replicating the
Federal Government's transformation agenda in Delta State.
He said it was no surprise therefore that Dr. Uduaghan emerged Vanguard
Newspapers Personality of the Year 2013 and urged the people of the State
to continue to rally round and support the Governor in the bid to take the
State to greater heights.
Speaking after he was formally presented with the Vanguard Newspapers
Personality of the Year 2013 award, the Governor thanked Vanguard
Newspapers Limited for the gesture particularly for recognizing his
administration's job creation efforts the Delta Beyond Oil policy.
“I am particularly delighted that our humble efforts to create jobs for
the people through empowerment programmes, infrastructural development and
other enabling environments as encapsulated in the Delta Beyond Oil
policy, were being noticed and appreciated”, he stated.
Besides, Governor Uduaghan disclosed that such efforts were already
yielding results as it has ensured better security of lives and property
as well as attracting local and foreign investors to the state.
He commended President Goodluck Jonathan for the transformation agenda and
unity of the country stressing that it has provided the platform for the
nation's economy to grow.
Also, he commended his fellow awardees, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, who emerged
Vanguard African Personality of the Year and Chief Innocent Chukwuma,
chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company who was voted the
Vanguard Most Innovative Entrepreneur of the Year, for their contributions
to the growth of the Nigerian economy.
Veteran journalist and former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Segun Osoba
who chaired the event, thanked Vanguard Newspapers Limited for
appreciating people that has contributed to the growth of the nation.
He lauded Governor Uduaghan for laying a solid foundation for the over
growth of the state's economy especially with the uncertain nature of
revenue accruing from oil.
The general manager and editor-in-chief of Vanguard Newspapers Limited,
Mr. Gbenga Adefaye said that the Award draws attention to the importance
of service to the people and the country adding that Vanguard would not
relent in celebrating Nigerians who had made remarkable achievements.
He explained that Uduaghan's feat of good governance manifested in the
successes achieved in the political and economic fields informed the
Governor's choice as Vanguard Newspapers Personality of the Year 2013.
Vanguard Newspapers Personality of the Year 2013 bestowed on Governor
Uduaghan is coming in the heels of recent similar awards by Sun Newspapers
and the Metro Eire-an Newspapers an Ireland-based multi-cultural newspaper
noted for its strict monitoring of development issues in developing