Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State has emerged the winner of the Academy for Entrepreneurial Studies’ Best Governor Award for 2013. The award for transformational leadership was bestowed on Imoke for facilitating rapid infrastructural and human development in Cross River State.
At the 4th Annual CEOs Dinner/Awards Nite, held at the Golden Gate Restaurant, Ikoyi, Lagos, President of AES, Dr. Ausbeth Ajagu, said Imoke emerged winner after a verification exercise involving visitation to the 36 states to assess developmental strides of the governors.
The governor, who delivered a lecture on the theme: “Peace as a Panacea for national development”, thanked the organizers for the award. He said he was particularly surprised to have been singled out for the recognition.