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Sanwo-olu Is Silverbird Man Of The Year



•Lagos helmsman also named Independent Newspaper’s Governor of the Year

•Dedicates awards to citizens toiling daily to make country work

Laurel came in double for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over the weekend.

The Lagos State’s helmsman picked two coveted leadership prizes for redefining governance in the current dispensation.

Independent Newspaper, a foremost national daily, named Sanwo-Olu as Governor of the Year for Infrastructure and Urban Renewal.

The Governor, the newspaper said, has matched his campaign promises with actions, delivering tangible projects across Local Government Areas in Lagos.

Also, Sanwo-Olu was voted by Nigerians as Silverbird Man of the Year, becoming the 20th recipient of the prestigious award initiated by the Silverbird Group to celebrate public and private citizens whose actions have shaped the course of development positively.

The Governor received both awards at separate events organised by the awarding institutions at Eko Hotels and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The newspaper held its own event on Saturday, Silverbird Group’s ceremony was held on Sunday evening.

Independent Newspaper said Sanwo-Olu was shortlisted for the prize for providing service-centred leadership in Lagos, stressing that the Lagos Governor had become the reference point for excellence in public service in contemporary time.

Independent newspaper said- “The methodical implementation of the THEMES Agenda of the Sanwo-Olu administration is an eloquent testimony to the Governor’s resolve to transform Lagos State into a leading mega-city.

From Ikorodu to Badagry, from Epe to Alimosho, from Agege to Satellite Town, more than 301 inner roads were rehabilitated and modern infrastructure in schools, health care and transportation spring up daily.

“His magic wand is visible in education, with the introduction of Eko EXCEL programme to revolutionise primary school in Lagos. Education appears to be the dearest project to Sanwo-Olu.


He is determined to leave no child behind in his drive for quality education. #foragreaterlagos



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