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The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has emerged as the Silverbird Man of the Year, 2017. Governor Wike emerged winner from a keenly contested vote by members of the public. The winner of the prestigious Silverbird Man of the Year Award was nominated for embarking on a massive ‘infrastructure’ development in Rivers state, earning him the title , “Mister Projects”. The official presentation and award ceremony will take place on February 23rd, 2018, at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Past winners of the Silverbird Man of the Year Award which was instituted to recognize individuals who have affected the lives of Nigerians positively include, Professor Dora Akunyili, Governor Nasir El- Rufai, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, Adams Oshiomhole, Doctor Mike Adenuga, Senator Godswill Akpabio and Alhaji Aliko Dangote. Others are Doctor Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Peter Obi, Babatunde Fashola , Doctor Emmanuel Emmanuel Uduaghan and Governor Willie Obiano.