L – R: The organisers, Mrs Chioma Alabi, Mr Lanre Alabi, with Chairman of the event, Senator Olabiyi Durojaye at the Nigerian Infrastructure Development Awards and formal presentation of the maiden edition of the Infrastructure Development Magazine in Lagos, recently.

Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa and other eminent Nigerians and corporate bodies have been conferred with the maiden Nigerian Infrastructure Development Awards (NIDA).
Other winners who were honoured at the event included Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State; the Guest Speaker and Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola; the Nigeria LNG Limited; Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA); AG Dangote; and Chinese construction giant, CCECC.
The colourful event which had “Solid Infrastructural Backbone as Catalyst for National Development” as its theme, took place at the prestigious Lagos Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja on Thursday night saw Dr Okowa being honoured for ‘his commitment to infrastructural development which is yielding great results,’ also featured the formal launch of the maiden edition of the Infrastructure Development Magazine, which is published by the organisers.
Okowa’s citation read: “This pragmatic Governor has been faithful to his well-publicised article of faith named Medium-Term Development Plan (DSMT-DP) 2016 – 2019, which embodies his social contract with his people.”
The organisers listed Okowa’s achievements in just three and half years in office to include over 320 road projects across the state, standardisation of the Asaba International Airport, and construction of a multi-billion naira Secretariat Complex.
The State Commissioner for Information, Chief Patrick Ukah, who received the award on behalf of his Governor, highlighted other achievements of the Okowa administration to include the completion of the world-class Stephen Keshi International Stadium, Asaba, which he said has become a favourite venue for the hosting of national and international sporting events.
Chairman of the event and Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Senator Olabiyi Durojaye who extolled the vision of the organisers, congratulated the winners and charged them to do more. According to him, “to whom much is given, much should also be expected.”

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