“For me, the reward for hard work is more work.”
With these words, Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, literally summed up his reaction to the Vanguard Personality of the Year Awards 2015, which he won in the Governor of the Year category on Friday, April 8, 2016.
While thanking the management and Editorial Board of Vanguard Nigeria Limited, publishers of Vanguard Newspapers, for the honour, Governor Amosun said the award was a challenge to do more.
“For me, this award is a challenge to do more. In Ogun State we have our job well cut out for us. There is a standard of excellence for which we are known and our task is to ensure that we do not drop the ball,” Governor Amosun said at the award presentation event held at the Eko Hotels, Lagos.
The Ogun State Governor also said the award was more for the good people of Ogun State.
“This award is for the good people of Ogun State who we have a privilege to be serving,” Governor Amosun said.
Equally honoured at the event were the Governors of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo and Borno State, Kashim Shettima.
The event also witnessed the presentation of awards to President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, former President Goodluck Jonathan, who was equally represented, former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme and former Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who was represented by Dele Alake.
Equally recognized at the event were Mr. Jim Ovia, founder, Zenith Bank Plc, Chief Mrs. Onikepo Akande, Senator David Dafinone and Otunba Subomi Balogun, founder, FCMB who was represented by Ladi Balogun, his son