Presenting the Award last night in Accra, Ghana, renowned Ghanaian Professor, Walter Alhassan, described Governor Akpabio as an icon of democracy and a good example of what leadership should represent for people.
He observed that available and verifiable facts singled out Chief Akpabio as a pride of Africa, worthy of emulation.
Speaking on behalf of the organizers, Soma Brown recounted the numerous achievements of the Akpabio Administration in Akwa Ibom, but particularly cited the free, compulsory and qualitative education policy; free medical care for pregnant women, children and the aged; and the massive infrastructural investment as key reasons for the award conferred on Governor Akpabio.
She noted that with the positive development in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria has given hope for the growth of democracy in Africa.
Receiving the Award, Governor Godswill Akpabio, who was represented by his Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Aniekan Umanah, thanked the magazine for considering him for the global honour.