Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has been enthroned as the Daar Governor of the Year 2018 for his quality projects and commitment to good governance.
Governor Wike was recognised during the Third Annual Daar Awards held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
Governor Wike was represented at the award ceremonies by Former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia.
The Rivers State Delegation to the award also included: Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Austin Opara, Rivers State PDP Campaign Council Chairman, Chief Ferdinand Alabraba, Senator Lee Maeba and Commissioner of Education, Tamunosisi Gogo-Jaja.
On Sunday at the Government House Port, Former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia handed over the award to the Rivers State Governor in a brief ceremony.
Omehia said that the award by Daar Communication Plc, the owners of African Independent Television and Raypower FM, is a confirmation of the several awards of recognition to Governor Wike by national and international organisations.
He said that Rivers people are happy with Governor Wike for using their mandate to project the state positively through projects and pro-people programmes.
"The award showed that you are the eagle of all the governors. Recognising the fact that you have several awards, this particular award has confirmed what the world already knows.
"It is important to state that Rivers People are solidly behind Governor Wike", he said.
Responding, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said that the Daar Governor of the Year 2018 will spur him to sustain the massive development of the state.
He dedicated the award to the good people of Rivers State, noting that his outstanding performance has been made possible by the support of Rivers people.
The governor thanked God for the strength to work for the good people of Rivers State.