The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has said that his emergence as Forbes Best of Africa Governor in the Industrial Revolution, would spur him and his administration to continue to implement policies, programmes and reforms capable of making Ogun the best governed state in Nigeria.

Governor Abiodun had on Friday night won the prestigious Forbes Award as the Best of Africa Governor in the Industrial Revolution for the year 2022, in Abuja.

The governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, this Saturday, declared that the award was an elixir for him to do more in terms of the delivery of good governance to the people of Ogun State.

He noted that he felt honoured and incredibly humbled to be amongst the winners of the globally acknowledged Forbes Awards while describing the award as yet another acknowledgment of his administration’s success in creating an enabling environment for investment, and providing democratic governance in line with its vision, not only in the state but in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

According to the governor this is yet another acknowledgement of the state government success in creating an enabling environment for investment, and providing democratic governance in line with government’s vision, not only in Ogun State but also in Nigeria and in Africa as a whole.

Governor Abiodun, however, expressed his gratitude to God for His grace, the people of Ogun state for their continued trust and support as well as members of his team for their cooperation and hard work.

The chairman of Foreign Investment Network, FIN, Mr. Olayinka Fayomi, organisers of the event, said that FIN in partnership with Forbes has for decades identified emerging economies in Africa, seeking investors and have exposed those investment gaps to Forbes Billionaires and international investors.

She noted that over the years, Foreign Investment Network has worked together with Forbes Best of Africa to attract quality Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, in Oil and Gas, Aviation, Agriculture, Health care, Education, Infrastructure to the continent of Africa.

Forbes Award is exclusively conferred on individuals and corporate organisations with a distinguishing touch of excellency in their various endeavours.


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