Prestigious Award Bestowed on Governor Radda for Exceptional Leadership
- Sulaiman Umar
- 16 Oct, 2023
In a momentous announcement, Democracy Heroes Award Africa bestows a high honour on Governor Malam Dikko Umaru Radda of Katsina State. Governor Radda is set to receive the prestigious Democracy Heroes Award in 2023, marking the eleventh edition of this esteemed accolade.
This significant recognition was celebrated with the presentation of a certificate, bearing the signature of Mr. Alexander Olufunsho Ajagbonna (Fajag), Project Director of Face of Democracy (FDN). The symbolic gesture took place at the Katsina State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja on a Sunday, underscoring the importance of Governor Radda’s leadership journey.
The highly anticipated award ceremony is scheduled for October 16, 2023, and will take place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja. During this Gala event, Governor Radda will be honoured with the esteemed “Iconic Personality of the Year” award, recognizing his outstanding achievements within the first 100 days of his term in office.
Governor Radda’s selection as the award recipient is a testament to the trust and admiration of the people. He emerged as the people’s choice through a transparent online voting process, securing a significant 32% of the total votes cast, totalling an impressive 2,671 votes. This surpassed his closest rival, Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State, who received 2,168 votes. Dr. Alex Otti of Abia State followed with 1,145 votes, while Governor Hycinth Alia of Benue garnered 791 votes, and Governor Umo Bassey Eno of Akwa Ibom received 742 votes.
This award specifically recognizes Nigerian governors who achieved electoral victories through clear percentage wins in free and fair contests. These leaders are characterized by their innovative approaches to improving their states’ economies, fiscal responsibility, and dedication to serving their people. Governor Radda’s exemplary public service and commitment to the well-being of the citizens he tirelessly serves have earned him this prestigious recognition.
The forthcoming award ceremony promises to be a grand affair, bringing together distinguished guests, political figures, and community leaders to celebrate Governor Malam Umaru Dikko Radda and his exceptional contributions to Katsina State. This recognition underscores the profound impact he has had on the lives of the citizens he represents, solidifying his status as a true democratic hero.
Culled from ABC News
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