Akpabio Receives Best Governor In Africa Award

Godswill-AkpabioAccra-based Africa Development Magazine has bestowed its ‘Best Governor in Africa’ award on Governor of Akwa Ibom State – Chief Godswill Akpabio, for his development strides in the state.

Renowned Ghanaian Professor, Walter Alhassan while presenting the award to Akpabio in Accra, described the Governor as an icon of democracy and a good role model of what leadership is about.

He said that available and verifiable facts singled out Chief Akpabio as a pride of Africa, worthy of emulation.

Soma Brown, who spoke on behalf of the organisers, listed the numerous achievements of the Akpabio administration in Akwa Ibom State, but particularly noted the free, compulsory and qualitative education policy; free medical care for pregnant women, children and the aged; and the massive infrastructural investment as key reasons why Governor Akpabio was chosen as recipient for the award.

Receiving the award on behalf of Governor Akpabio, Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, thanked the magazine for considering him for the global honour.


  1. Akpabio deserves the award. I’m not a politician but too sure that Akpabio’s administration is the best ever in terms of visionary policy executions.

  2. Godswill Akpabio, deseves the award as the best Governor in Nigeria..am not from Akwa Ibom but he’s indeed working


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