The 2nd Edition of Nigeriaâ€™s Light Up Awards 2017, holding later this year, will be focusing on the Electricity Power projects of the 36 states governors. These projects were submitted by the states for entries for the award and are available on www.projectlightupnigeria.com for Nigerians at home and in the diaspora to view, appraise and vote for final winners of the various awards categories available this year. The organisers of this innovative award event has already sent out requests to the 36 states Governors to make available pictures and details of electricity power projects executed by them for this purpose and states are already responding. The date for this award event which shall be held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos and streamed live on a DSTV channel shall be announced shortly.
Speaking to newsmen in Lagos, the National Coordinator of Project Light Up Nigeria, Mr. Frank Aja Ukpabi said Nigeriaâ€™s Light Up Awards is designed to encourage elected public office holders who are already delivering on their electoral promises in the area of electricity power projects to do more and at the same time emphasize the urgent need for Nigerian voters to desist vehemently from voting for public office holders who have been revealed to be non-achievers for any second term in office as that is primarily responsible for our nationâ€™s lack of development which Nigerians hate. Some of the Governorship Award categories available are: â€™Governor with the Biggest State Power Plantâ€™, â€™Governor with the Highest Number of Streetlight Projects 2017â€™â€™, â€˜â€™Governor with the Best Maintained Streetlight Projects 2017â€™â€™, â€™Governor with the Best Rural Electrification Projects 2017â€™â€™ and â€˜â€™Energy Governor of the year 2017â€™â€™ amongst others. Ukpabi said this yearâ€™s edition promises to be more interesting as it will reveal the project performance status of public officials elected on the platform of the two major political parties in the country presently unlike in the past when only one party enjoyed overwhelming presence in the political arena. The Awards will show the political party whose elected public officials have delivered more electricity power projects under this administration and are therefore qualified to be re-elected come 2019 general elections.