Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has been named one of the winner of the 2019 Zik prize for leadership, for good governance.
This was announced via a zoom conference by Pat Utomi, on behalf of an advisory board of Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre, PPRAC, which is chaired by Professor Jubril Aminu, on Thursday.
While making the announcement,Utomi described Zulum as a revolutionary Governor who has become one of Nigeria’s most accomplished leaders within a short period of time.
Prof Utomi listed Senate President Ahmed Lawan, SGF Boss Mustapha, Dr. Stella Okolli, Prof Umar Dambatta, Kennedy Nduka as winners in various categories of public service, business and professional leadership.
For good governance amongst Nigeria’s 36 Governors, Prof Utomi listed Governors Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, another Governor from the southeast in same ‘good governance’ category with Professor Zulum of Borno State as winners.
Utomi however paid glowing tribute to Zulum saying his performance has made him the toast of Nigerians from all parts of the country.
The Zik prize for leadership has become one of Nigeria’s prestigious awards given the credibility of advisory board members of the PPRAC who are notable personalities most of them with background from the academia.
The board has Prince Emeka Obasi as Executive Secretary while members include Professor George Obiozor, Chief Marc Obara, Chief Tola Adeniyi, Alhaji Abdulazeez Udeh and Pat Utomi.
The formal presentation is scheduled to hold in December,2020.