Reactions have continued to thrill the recent award presented to Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano by the Vanguard Newspaper as The Vanguard Governor of the Year 2016.
The event tagged Vanguard Personality of the Year Awards 2016 took place yesterday at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos State.
Speaking during the award presentation, the former Secretary General Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku said Governor Obiano has judiciously harnessed the untapped potentials of the state which is evident in the various projects he has attracted, irrespective of the present recession.
Chief Anyaoku noted that Governor Obiano had transformed the state and impacted positively on the lives of the people through his administrative blueprints.
He pointed that the present government had created an enabling environment for business to strive such include provision of security, good roads among others, adding that his massive agricultural policies would ensure food security and more importantly, wealth creation.
Speaking separately, the former governor of Cross Rivers State, Mr Donald Duke disclosed that Governor Obiano understood principles of governance which includes defining your responsibility and allowing general interest of the people to ride your personal interest as a governor.
Mr Duke revealed that the Vanguard Governor of the Year Award to Governor Obiano was no doubt highly merited due to his selfless leadership skills that had projected the state to global recognition.
Donald Duke who described Anambra State in the past as a den of crime and criminality, commended Governor Obiano for restoring peace and security, which according to him had attracted investors across making it a first class choice investment destination and a hub for industrialisation and commercial activities.
While describing Governor Obiano as an astute performer, the former governor urged him to remain focus and be adamant to political detractors whose stock in trade were to vandalize the enviable structures he had attracted, so as to take the state to status quo ante