Awards & Honours

  • Governor of the year, THISDAY AWARDS, Nigeria, 2004.
  • Best Governor in Agricultural Development by City People Magazine, Nigeria, 2004.
  • Harvard Business School Africa Club Award Massachusetts, United States of America, 2005.
  • Governor of the Year Award by THISDAY Newspaper, Nigeria, 2005.
  • Best Governor in Africa by Kenneth Kaunda Foundation, Nigeria, 2006.
  • African Governor of the Year in Agricultural Development by African Union Media Group in Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, 2007.
  • Best Governor Food Security in Nigeria by ThisDay Newspapers, Nigeria, 2008.
  • Outstanding Governor on Energy by the Nigeria Compass, Nigeria 2009.
  • Award of Excellence by the Nigerian Bar Association, Nigeria, 2010.
  • Award of Excellence by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, 2010.
  • Emerging Tiger of Nigeria (Leadership Award) by THISDAY Newspaper, Nigeria, 2010.
  • Award of Excellence in Development of Education and Healthcare Delivery in Nigeria by the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, 2012.
  • Emerging Political Icon of Africa by the African Leadership Magazine, Nigeria, 2013.
  • Financial Times award for innovation in Healthcare delivery London, United Kingdom, 2014.
  • Outstanding Politician of the Year by The Sun Newspapers, Nigeria, 2018.
  • Life Fellowship of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), Nigeria, 2009.
  • Doctor of Science and Public Administration Award by the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, for his Administration’s focus on Agriculture, 2009.
  • Nigerian Referee Association Grand Patron, Nigeria, 2007.
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