Gov Abiodun wins Independent Newspapers Governor Of The Year (Tech Innovation) Award

Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has won the Independent Newspapers Governor of the Year (Tech Innovation) award for the year 2023.

The award was presented to the governor, who was ably represented by his Special Adviser on Media, Hon. Kayode Akinmade, at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, with former governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba as chairman.

The Tech Innovation award is in recognition of Governor Abiodun’s commitment to use innovation and technology to drive the economy of the Gateway State.

His innovative and technological approach to governance has propelled Ogun State to be among the second best in the country in Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). His government also rolled out a gas-powered public transport system with the conversion of petrol/diesel buses to natural gas

The initiative would soon be extended to motorbikes and tricycles. In addition the administration of Governor Abiodun also established the Ogun Tech Hub, while it has also put in place, the “Light Up Ogun State” project, which is meant to provide electricity to the nooks and crannies of the state.

The governor is also deploying technology to fight crimes in the state with the commissioning of a top grade drone by the Inspector General of Police recently.

Aremo Osoba, while praising the organisers of the event, noted that the awards cut across political divide, zones, and religions.

Taraba State Governor, Dr Agbu Kefas received the Governor of the Year (Education and Youth Employment), Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang of Plateau State, Governor of the Year (Infrastructure Development), Pastor Umo Bassey Eno of Akwa Ibom State, Governor of the Year (Fiscal Discipline), Governor Inuwa Muhammadu Yahaya of Gombe State, Governor of the Year (Health) and Governor Biodun Oyebanji, Governor of the Year (Community Development).

Chief Olabode George and Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu were also conferred with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the event, amongst others.

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