AWARDS

There is no doubt whatever that Senator Bukola Saraki is a great achiever and award-winner who has pursued an agenda of good governance that will bring about rapid socio-economic development, employment opportunities, social amenities for the people of the state and security of lives and property. These achievements have already been described in this book, and they only seem greater in the retelling. As he said in his maiden address to the people of the state, the administration is irrevocably committed to the cardinal principles of good governance: transparency, accountability, efficiency, rule of law and social equity.

Impressed with his good performance during his first term in office (May 2003 to May 2007), the people of Kwara State overwhelmingly voted him back to office on 14th April 2007 for another four-year term, beginning on 29th May 2007; this is the first time a governor has ever been voted back into office in the history of Kwara State.

His achievements have been noticed and acknowledged both locally and internationally by private and public agencies and institutions. His awards include: ‘Governor of the Year’ by This Day Newspapers (2004); ‘Best Governor of the Year in Agricultural Development 2004/05’ by City People, KSNG; Leadership Award in appreciation of commitments and outstanding leadership qualities (2005); Harvard Business School Africa Club Award 2005; Kenneth Kaunda Foundation Best Governor in Africa 2006; Osun State Broadcast Corporation Man of the Year 2006; ‘African Governor of the Year in Agricultural Development’ by African Union Media Group in Pretoria, South Africa; Nigeria Referee Association Grand Patron 2007; the traditional title of Turakin of Ilorin; This Day Newspaper Best Governor on Food Security 2008; ‘The Friend of Nigerian Youth’ for his love of the Nigerian Youth; ‘Doctor of Science and Public Administration Award’ by University of Port Harcourt for his Administration’s focus on Agriculture; Life Fellowship of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, (ANCOPSS) 2009; Outstanding Governor on Energy 2009 by the Nigerian Compass; Emerging Tiger of Nigeria (Leadership Award by This Day Newspaper) 2010; Institute of Chartered Accountants Award of Excellence 2010; and Nigerian Bar Association Award of Excellence.

  •  Thisday Newspapers Best Governor of the Year 2004
  •  Kenneth Kaunda Foundation Best Governor in Africa 2006
  •  Osun State Broad Cast Corporation Man of the Year 2006
  • Harvard Business School – Africa Club Award 2005
  • Nigerian Bar Association Award of Excellence 2010
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants Award of Excellence 2010
  • Compass Newspaper Outstanding Governor on Energy 2009

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