The Vanguard Personality of the Year Award 2014 held at the Eko Hotel, Lagos on Friday, February 8, 2015 and was well attended public figures: politicians, entertainers and socialites.
The Personality of the Year Award 2014 was won by three governors, Sule Lamido, Jigawa; Godswill Akpabio, Akwa Ibom and Babatunde Fashola, Lagos. Only governor Sule Lamido was around to collect his award in person as the two other governors were represented.
The award was for exceptional service in governance for the period 2007 to 2014. Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River was honoured with the Best Tourism Development Award, Governor Rabiu Kwankwanso of Kano, Openness in Governance Award and Mr. Tony Elumelu, the Africa Personality of the Year Award.
The General Manager/Editor-in-Chief of Vanguard, Mr. Gbenga Adefaye, in his welcome address, said the award was instituted in 2013 to “recognize the stellar actions of hardworking individuals; people who have left indelible marks of excellence” in the society in the preceding year.
Source: Vanguard Newspaper
Pictures from the event are below.