February 7, 2015 – Three governors, that of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Godswill Akpabio, that of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola and that of Jigawa State, Mr. Sule Lamido today emerged outstanding governors of the year 2014.
They were honoured at the Vanguard Personality of the Year Award in Lagos. Akpabio however stood out as Vanguard Most Outstanding Personality of the Year in the governor’s category.
Chairman Tony Elumelu Foundation, Mr. Tony Elumelu emerged as African Personality of the Year, while Chief Aliko Dangote was conferred Business Personality of the Year 2014.
Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Liyel Imoke emerged winner of the Tourism category, Kano State Governor, Mr. Rabiu Kwankwaso emerged winner of Openness in Governance.
Speaking at the event, General Manager, Vanguard Newspapers, Mr. Gbenga Adefaye said the Annual Vanguard Personality of the Year award was instituted in 2013 to reward excellence and to celebrate people who have left indelible mark in the sand of time.
He said the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi won the first edition while Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan won the second edition.
There was a lot of fun as saxophonist, Yemi Alade thrilled the audience while Bovi was MC.