While Nigeria is going through a turbulent, challenging, complex and difficult socio-economic phase, the silver lining is that some venerable individuals are contributing immensely to the progress of the nation and her citizens.
The Award selection process was carried out in four (4) stages: Nominations, Screening, Shortlisting and Selection.
Here is a list of the Awardees and their Categories:
Alhaji Aliko Dangote – Chairman, Dangote Industries Limited
AWARD FOR UNPARALLELED CONTRIBUTION TO CSR-
Mr Dapo Olorunyomi – Publisher, Premium Times.
AWARD FOR UNPARALLELED CONTRIBUTION TO THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE MEDIA IN NIGERIA
Mrs Aisha Ahmad- CBN Deputy Governor
AWARD FOR IMPRESSIVE PROMOTION OF DIVERSITY
Hon. Ibe Kachikwu- Hon. Min. of State for Petroleum
AWARD FOR INSPIRING EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE
Mr John Momoh, CEO Channels TV-
AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA
Alhaji AbdulKadir Saidu Umar- Executive Secretary, PPPRA
AWARD FOR LAUDABLE ACHIEVEMENTS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Rt. Hon. Barr. Jimm Emmanuel- MD/CEO, NEPZA,
AWARD FOR NOTABLE PERFORMANCE IN PROMOTING FREE TRADE
Alhaji Ahmed Bobboi- Executive Secretary, PEF
AWARD FOR COMMENDABLE LEADERSHIP IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
Mr Frank Aigbogun- CEO Businessday Media Limited
AWARD FOR INSPIRING INNOVATION IN THE MEDIA
Mr Umaru Ibrahim Mni- MD NDIC
AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP IN FINANCIAL REGULATION
Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo – MD, Fidelity Bank
AWARD FOR IMMENSE CONTRIBUTION TO GROWTH OF SMES
Mrs Chijioke Ugochukwu- Executive Director, SHARED SERVICES, Fidelity Bank
AWARD FOR LAUDABLE ACHIEVEMENTS IN DIGITAL RETAIL BANKING
Mr Mordecai Ladan- Director, Department of Petroleum Resources,
AWARD FOR INSPIRING REGULATORY LEADERSHIP
Mr Nduka Obaigbena – CEO, Thisday Newspaper
AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MEDIA IN NIGERIA.
Mr Chris Ubosi, CEO, Classic FM- OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA.
Mr DIPO DAVIES- AWARD FOR COMMENDABLE CONTRIBUTION TO REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA
Mrs Chizoba Mojekwu- CBN Director of Human Capital Development -AWARD FOR PROMOTION OF HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
Alim Abubakre, Chair of TEXEM, UK said that this award is TEXEM’s way of inspiring others to ‘raise their game’ as well as encourage distinguished individuals of excellence who have gone above their call of duty and demonstrated insightful, effective, motivational, consistent and impactful; individual, team, organisational and societal leadership.