The managing director and chief executive officer of Dana Air, Mr. Jacky Hathiramani, has congratulated the winners of Business Day’s States Competitiveness and Good Governance Award held recently at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.
Speaking to newsmen during the event, Hathiramani said: “We are proud to have supported this award which is designed to inspire competition amongst state governments. We believe that this award will encourage our governors to continue to deliver on their electoral promises to our people and bring about not just good governance but dividends of democracy.”
He congratulated the Imo State governor, Mr. Rochas Okorocha for winning the award for Educational Development in Imo State.
He also praised the other nominees for the award saying irrespective of who won was an indicated that “they are all making efforts to better the lots of their people.”
“All the governors nominated tonight are winners. Irrespective of who got awards, for them to have been nominated shows that they are all making efforts to impact the lives of their people.
I particularly want to also congratulate the governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha for jointly winning the award for Educational Development with the Governor of Sokoto.
“You would also recall that the Imo state Government entered into a partnership with us recently to boost tourism drive, create jobs and increase commercial activities in the state and one of the objectives of this award is to encourage our governors to seek ways to improve internally generated revenue and make judicious use of scarce resources and I commend the efforts of the Imo state governor in this regard,” he added.’
The award categories included Transparency in Governance, Urban and Rural Infrastructure Development, Education Development, Agricultural Development, Tourism Development, Fastest Growing State Economy, Housing Development, Promotion of Made in Nigeria, Ease of Doing Business and Most Improved in Peace and Security.