Posted by Sade Williams
Managing Director / Chief Executive officer of Dana Air, Jacky Hathiramani, has congratulated the winners of Business Day’s States Competitiveness and Good Governance Award held recently at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.
Hathiramani, while speaking to newsmen at the award ceremony in Abuja, said ‘we are proud to have supported this award which is designed to inspire competition amongst state governments. We believe that this award will encourage our governors to continue to deliver on their electoral promises to our people and bring about not just good governance but dividends of democracy.’’
Speaking further, the Dana boss also congratulated the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha for bagging the award for Educational Development in Imo state and all the nominees, saying that their nomination, irrespective of who got the awards; is an indication that they are all making efforts to better the lots of their people.
“All the governors nominated tonight are winners. Irrespective of who got awards, for them to have been nominated shows that they are all making efforts to impact the lives of their people and followers. I particularly want to also congratulate the governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha for jointly winning the award for Educational Development with the Governor of Sokoto.
“You would also recall that the Imo state Government entered into a partnership with us recently to boost tourism drive, create jobs and increase commercial activities in the state and one of the objectives of this award is to encourage our governors to seek ways to improve internally generated revenue and make judicious use of scarce resources and I commend the efforts of the Imo state governor in this regard.”
The award categories include: Transparency in Governance, Urban and Rural Infrastructure Development, Education Development, Agricultural Development, Tourism Development, Fastest Growing State Economy, Housing Development, Promotion of Made In Nigeria, Ease of Doing Business and Most Improved in Peace and Security.
Dana Air, the official airline partner of the State Competitiveness and Good Governance Award, is one of Nigeria’s leading airlines with over 27 daily flights from Lagos to Abuja, Port Harcourt , Uyo and Owerri. The airline is reputed for its world-class in-flight service, on-time performance and innovative online products.