The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, who was caught on tape receiving bribe in hard currency from contractors, has been conferred with ‘Best Governor in Infrastructure Development’ award by LEAD Innovation.
Basehitz Media had published two out of 15 videos in which the governor was shown receiving bribe.
Mr Ganduje, who is currently facing probe at the Kano State House of Assembly, received the award on Sunday at the 10th LEAD Innovation Festival at Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
In his remark at the ceremony, Mr Ganduje thanked the group for honoring him with the award, his administration had recorded achievements in education, healthcare, infrastructure, among others.
“In the last three years, we managed to make significant strides towards implementing our development agenda to ensuring that Kano people enjoy the dividends of change.
“Not only that, development programmes are evenly spread across the state in terms of infrastructure development in the areas of road construction/rehabilitation, education, health, water supply, environmental protection, agriculture, economy etc.”
“The choice of this year’s festival theme: ‘Exploring Great Innovations building Institutions in Africa’ is a clear testimony of the organizers’ vision to gingering all stakeholders in innovation towards achieving the goal of recognizing and encouraging innovators and entrepreneurs in different sectors of the African economy,” he added.