Senator (Dr.) Godswill Obot Akpabio is the present Minister of Niger Delta Affairs here in Nigeria and he one of the best performing Leaders in the political cadre of the Federal government of Nigeria.
Many people across the country and others in some foreign states have Dr. Godswill Akpabio at heart even some wish he could be the president of Nigeria.
Today, we are going to see those features that have already revealed that Akpabio can perform well if being the president of Nigeria.1. Education
Dr. Godswill Obot Akpabio attended Methodist Primary School, Ukana, Essien Udim LGA, Akwa Ibom State; the Federal Government College, Port Harcourt, Rivers State; and the University of Calabar, Cross River State, where he obtained a Degree in Law. While at the Federal Government College, Port Harcourt, he was appointed the Senior Prefect. In the University of Calabar, Akpabio was elected as the speaker of the parliamentary year.2. A Righteous Leader
The bible records that 'when the righteous is the leader, the people rejoice but when the un righteous leads, the people suffer'. Akpabio is a leader whose record has provened to be righteous. Precisely, when he was a Commissioner, the people jubilated; when he was the Governor, the people rejoiced, when he was a Senator, the people celebrated and now that he is the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, the people of Niger Delta are rejoicing over the call for forensic audit that seems unfavourable to some people.3. Developmental Know-How
A very popular sobrique that some people don't know about Senator Akpabio is "The man of Development", Akpabio can change Nigeria into a destination for many foreigners for investments, a country that has a president that possess development-oriented heart is always a great country because in one or many ways plans toward development could always be seen manifesting. He changed Akwa Ibom into 'a Small London' here in Nigeria.4. Honours of Excellence
The List of Honours Chief Dr. Godswill Obot Akpabio has amassed for himself via his excellence is impressive.
a. National Honours
i. Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).
ii. Best Governor Infrastructure and Empowerment Award of the Central Bank of Nigeria (2012).
iii. Most Prolific Governor by the National Councillors’ Forum.b. International Honours
iv. The Congressional Certificate of Recognition of the United States Congress (2011).
v. Africa Lifetime Achievement Prize awarded by Millennium Excellence Foundation in Kenya.
vi. The Gold Humanitarian Services Award of the Republic of Niger 2008 conferred on him by Niger’s Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Alhaji Moussa Ibrahim.
vii. Exam Ethic Marshall 2009: Exam Ethic International, Ghana.
viii. Best Governor, Infrastructure Development 2009: BEN Television, London.
ix. Honorary citizen of the city of Georgia, New Jersey in United States.c. Media Honours
x. Best Governor in Africa, Africa Development Magazine.
xi. Governor of the Year 2012, Leadership (newspaper).
xii. Man of the Year 2011, Sun (newspaper).
xiii. Best Governor in Nigeria and Outstanding Human Brand 2010: Billboard World.
xiv.Man of the Year 2010: National Daily Newspaper.
xv. Governor of the Year 2010: Nigerian Tribune.
xvi. Award of Excellence for Outstanding Performance 2010: Nigeria Union of Journalists.
xvii. Nigeria’s Emerging Tiger 2009: Thisday Newspapers
xviii. Man of the Year 2009: The Daily Independent (Lagos).
xix. Man of the Year 2009: National Daily Newspaper.
xx. 2008 Most Outstanding Governor in Nigeria (South South): National Daily Newspaper.
xxi. Governor of the Year (South-South): City People Magazine.
xxii. Best Governor Infrastructure 2009: Encomium Magazine.
xxiii. Best Governor (South South): Encomium Magazine.
xxiv. Excellency Award as Best Governor South-South 2009: Global Excellence Magazine.d. Academic and Professional Honours
xxv. Doctorate of Management Science, Honoris Causa, Nigeria Defence Academy (2011).
xxvi. Doctorate of Law, Honoris Causa, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2010).
xxvii. Doctorate of Law, Honoris Causa, University of Calabar, Calabar (2009).
xxviii. Doctorate of Law, Honoris Causa, University of Uyo, Uyo (2009).
xxix. Doctorate of Public Administration (Honoris Causa), Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (2009).
xxx. Doctorate of Management Science (Honoris Causa) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (2011).
xxxi. Doctorate of Public Administration, Honoris Causa Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu (2013).
xxxii. Doctorate of Human Resource Management (Honoris Causa) Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo.
xxxiii. Honorary Fellow of Nigeria Society of Engineers (2010) (Only fourteen non-engineers have so far been so honoured in Nigeria).
xxxiv. Fellow, Kazaure Polytechnic, Kazaure (2008).
xxxv. Fellow of the Yaba College of Technology, Yaba (2011).
xxxvi. Fellow of the College of Education, Bichi, and a host of others.
xxxvii. Most Education Friendly Governor in Nigeria (2008) by the National Parent-Teacher Association.
xxxviii. Best Booster Governor Award for Promoting Science, Technology and Mathematics by the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria.
xl. Goodwill Ambassador of the Nigerian Medical Association.e. Popularity
Akpabio is a known in Nigeria, he is such a popular man that can't be forgotten in haste and the highest percent of his popularity is as the essence of his hard earned excellence. If he is the president of Nigeria, he will not only promote Nigeria but transforms Nigeria into her zenith of fame through infrastructures. His popular nickname is 'The Uncommon Transformer' coined from the transformation of Akwa Ibom state during his reign as the Governor.f. Influence
Influence is one of the reasons why Akpabio can make a good turn as a president.
He is known for the fact that if he doesn't control, you can't control, meaning, you can't control him rather he'll always control you first and that is the power of influence.g. King Maker
Akpabio is a King Maker but not a Godfather, his sucour to the election of Gov.Udom Gabriel Emmanuel can never be forgotten in haste.
Finally, Dr. Godswill Obot Akpabio could not only perform well but change the bad look of Nigeria ad infinitum (forever).
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