- The governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde will be awarded the Human Capital Development Star of the Year
- Also, the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, will receive the Most Outstanding Legend of the Year award
- The award will be given to the duo at a launch of a book in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Monday, December 30
The governor of Oyo state, Oluseyi Makinde, and the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, are among top public officials set to receive awards at the launch of a book in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Legit.ng gathered that the awards would be presented to the duo over their exemplary performance since assuming duty as governor of Oyo state and the Chief of Army Staff respectively.
While Makinde will receive the Award of Patriotism as “Human Capital Development Star of the Year" for dispensing uncommon and engaging leadership which prioritises the interests of the masses in his state, Buratai will receive the Award of Extraordinary Patriotism as “Most Outstanding Legend of the Year” for leading troops in successful counter-insurgency operations and for devoting his life and energy to impressively combat Boko Haram terrorism and allied insurgencies in Nigeria.
The award is being organised by TheNigerian News, a multimedia news organisation with offices in the United Kingdom and Nigeria.
This Year's award would be preceded by book launch on the life and leadership impact of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The book is entitled "Integrity vs: Power Play: Understanding the Buhari Phenomenon" written by the Publisher of TheNigerian News, Philip Agbese.
A statement from the coordinators said Makinde has admirably proved his capacity as a visionary, who is focused with lofty initiatives and programmes designed to cure the age-long cancer of neglect, poverty, impoverishment and underdevelopment which has plagued the state.
"Governor Makinde's barely six months' leadership of the state has restored smiles on the faces of enslaved pensioners, civil servants, youths, farmers and communities with debilitating development issues," the statement said.
"The Emancipator-Governor has indisputably demonstrated that the public commonwealth of Oyo state belongs to the people," it said.
The statement also said that the governor is deemed worthy for the award of “Human Capital Development Star of the Year,” for enhancing and sustaining human capital development, securing the state against all criminalities, amazing investments into the promotion of agriculture, launching rewarding economic expansion windows and a dutiful commitment to the welfare of public servants.
It also stated that General Buratai has dutifully etched on the global psyche, the fact that the Nigeria Army has become a nemesis to Boko Haram and demonstrating a dogged determination to secure and fortify the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Nigeria.
"The special recognition is spurred by his extraordinary dedication, sacrifices to the peace, unity and stability of Nigeria, innovations and technological advancement of the Nigerian Army on the war against terrorism and protection of children and women from crimes against humanity induced by the insurgency," the statement said.
The book launch and award ceremony are billed to hold on Monday, December 30, at the NAF Event Centre, Abuja by 10 am.
Other public officials who have distinguished themselves in the course of rendering service would also be honoured.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor had announced that the state would pay double salary to workers in Oyo.
The governor said the double salary would serve as '13th month' to workers in the state.
The governor who said this during his media chat in the state said he has continued using his private car since his inauguration.
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