Lagos Wins 2009 African Business Award For Governance
Jul 10, 2009 - Lagos State was on Monday July 6, 2009 in far away London, United Kingdom adjudged by a panel of distinguished judges drawn from across Africa as the winner of the Award for Governance.
Lagos State emerged at the 2009 African Business Awards ceremony organized by the African Business Magazine and the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) to bolster Africa’s economic development.
The awards were presented by Rwandan President, Mr. Paul Kagame who was joined by top Government officials and African leaders from all regions of Africa who gathered to celebrate the achievements of prominent businessmen and women driving growth and development in Africa.
Other winners at the prestigious event include Mr. Paschal Dozie who was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the development of the private sector in Nigeria.
The Publisher of African Business, Mr. Afif Ben Yedder while speaking on the significance of the awards said: “Investments in Africa are safe and very profitable. The opportunities for the private sector are limitless in all sectors of the economy and not only in telecoms or banking. Africa continues to grow at a fast rate despite the slowdown”.
Lagos State was represented at the event by the Attorney General and Honourable Commissioner for Justice, Mr Supo Shasore (SAN) while the formal presentation to the Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) will take place in Lagos.