The Kano state governor was given the award at the 10th LEAD Innovation Festival which held at Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The organisers shared that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje was chosen as ‘Best Governor in Infrastructure Development’ in tracking his interventions in the infrastructure needs of Kano state.

Accepting the honour, the Governor expressed gratitude for the recognition, and told the audience how his administration was able 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.,” he said.

Mr. Ganduje has been a subject of trending corruption scandal since videos of him receiving bundles of dollars from unnamed contractors were published by Daily Nigerian online newspaper.