By Kunle Somoye
Business Day Newspapers held another edition of its BusinessDay State Competitiveness and Good Governance Awards yesterday 13 July 2017 at the prestigious Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja where 15 States out of those nominated won in their different award categories.
Giving his opening remarks, publisher/CEO BusinessDay Mr Frank Aigbogbun thanked the dignitaries and encourage the winners not to rest on their oars as the sky is the limit.
The award ceremony was graced with the attendance of Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo who was represented by Babafemi Ojudu, his special adviser on political affairs, other dignitaries present included the Kano State Governor, Abdulahi Ganduje, Kaduna State Governor Nasir El Rufai, Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom a host of others.
Kano State won the Fastest Growing State economy award, Osun State won the Best State in Tourism Award. Kaduna State won the most improved state in Ease of doing business. Ebonyi State won the most improved State in healthcare development. Abia state clinched the best state promoting made in Nigeria goods and SME development in its category.
Other winners include Ogun State who won best State in Housing and Development, Benue State who won best state in Agriculture Development while Imo and Sokoto States went head to head to clinch the most improved states in Education. Lastly Gombe and Plateau States won most improved states in peace and security.