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VP Sambo Commends Gov Uduaghan's Developmental Efforts

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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

infrastructures.
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

Governor Uduaghan.
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

countries.