Zamfara governor Dauda receives NEAPS presidential award for project innovation 

Zamfara state Governor Dauda Lawal has received the Distinguished Award for ‘project innovation’ at the Nigeria Excellence in Public Service Awards (NEAPS).

He got the award for the numerous projects initiated and completed by his administration within one year.

The NEAPS is an initiative of the private sector and the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF).

This was contained in a statement signed Monday by the governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, and made available to Blueprint in Gusau.

The statement said the NEAPS award ceremony was held Saturday at the State House Conference Centre.

The statement added that the presidential award was presented to Governor Lawal by Vice President Kashim Shettima who represented President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. 

“On Saturday, Governor Dauda Lawal was honoured with the Nigeria Excellence in Public Service (NEAPS) award for his courageous efforts to drive positive change, advocate for a more democratic society, and effectively reform governmental institutions.

“The nomination letter from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation explained that the Zamfara governor was chosen for the prestigious Award for Project Innovation.

“The presidential award was given to recognise the Zamfara state government’s efforts in initiating and completing several projects within one year.”

Governor Lawal expressed appreciation for the award, stating that it would serve as an encouragement for further efforts in rescuing and rebuilding Zamfara state.