- President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was on Monday, December 11, named the Leadership Person of the Year 2023
- In its citation, the newspaper described him as a worthy recipient of the award “for his can-do spirit"
- Legit.ng reports that the Leadership newspaper awards provide one of Nigeria's most recognised forums to publicly acknowledge and inspire talents and achievements in all walks of life
Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering politics and governance in Nigeria
FCT, Abuja - Leadership newspaper on Monday, December 11, announced winners of its 2023 annual awards.
Legit.ng reports that the award is one of the most prestigious and sought-after prizes in the national calendar.
Leadership Awards: Tinubu is Person of The Year
President Bola Tinubu, the 16th and current Nigerian leader, scooped the Person of the Year 2023 prize.
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The paper announced:
“For a can-do spirit that has marked him out as a quintessential politician, for bracing monumental odds to emerge as the candidate of his party, the APC, and winning the 2023 presidential election; and for a raft of difficult but necessary decisions to reposition the country, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is Person of the Year 2023."
Peter Obi is Politician of the Year
Meanwhile, President Tinubu's opponent in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, got the nomination of the board of editors as the Politician of the Year following the pleasant shock treatment he administered on the polity as a first-timer in a presidential race.
The jurists said they were impressed with how Obi drew admiration from the electorate, especially young people.
Benue's Alia is Governor Of The Year
In a similar vein, Hyacinth Alia, the governor of Benue state, was unveiled as the Governor of the Year 2023.
The paper asserted:
"For demonstrating leadership, ensuring prudence, blocking waste, and fighting corruption to a standstill since he assumed office as the helmsman of Benue State; for beefing up the state’s IGR, and giving the people of Benue State a new lease of life in the last six months, Rev. Fr. Dr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia is Governor of the Year 2023."
Tinubu makes TIME’s most influential people list
The 71-year-old All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain was listed among the 20 world leaders that made the 2023 edition of the magazine.
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