By Solomon Nda-Isaiah
The Scrutiny Board of the Patriots In Leadership And Service (PILAS) Awards has released its full list of nominees for the 2017 edition scheduled to hold in Abuja on the 2nd of December, 2017.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja where the nominees were unveiled, the president of the PILAS Awards, Mr Paul Utho, said this year’s event will be a two-day event and it’s designed to be an impact driven one that will set a narrative in the democratic sojourn as a nation.
According to him, DAY 1, which is December 1, will feature a Leadership/Mentorship workshop (Leadership Academy Series) where about 400 youths will be brought together through a pre-registration process. The organisers will provide accommodation; feeding and certificate to participation will be given to all attendees.
He said the event would afford attendees a one-time opportunity to meet and interact with key players in the public and private sectors of the economy.
Some of the nominees for the 2017 PILAS AWARDS include:
Man Of The Year
His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano Emirate
WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Mrs Toyin Saraki (President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa)
Special Honors Category
Senator Ahmed Makarfi
HE RT HON SIR UDE OKO CHUKWUI (Deputy Governor of Abia State & former Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly)
Senator Monsurat Sunmonu
Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah
Hon. Tunde Braimoh (Member, Lagos State House Of Assembly)
He Florence Ajumobi
Senator Ademola Adeleke
Dr. Yemi Kale (National Bureau Of Statistics)
Hon. Bolaji Abdullajii
Lifetime Integrity Category
Chief John Odigie Oyegun
Senator David Mark
Adebobajo Tadenikawo Adeshina
Bishop Mathew Kukah
High Chief Raymond Dokpesi
High Chief O.B.Lulu Briggs
He Anyim Pius Anyim
Government Level Category (Outstanding Governors)
South East – Governor Willie Obiano
South West – Governor Ayodele Fayose
South South – Governor Ben Ayade
North West – Governor Aminu Tambuwal
North East – Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku
North Central – Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed
Most Outstanding House Of Reps Member – Honorable Tony Nwulu
Most Outstanding Senator -Distinguished Senator Shehu Sani
State House Of Assembly Category
Hon. Ehie Ogerenye Edison – Rivers State House Of Assembly
Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye- Osun State House Of Assembly (Most Outstanding House Of Assembly Member 2017)
Hon. Kabiru Alhassan Rurum -Former Speaker, Kano State House Of Assembly
LG Chairman Award Category
Hon Chief Mrs Folashade Faparusi Akinrinmola
Gbonyin Local Government Chairman, Ekiti State
Enterpreneurship, Business Development & Innovations Category
Mo Abudu – Ebony Tv
Wale Olaoye – Ceo Halogen Security
Alhaji Abdulmunaf Yunusa – Azman Airlines
Mudiagha Enajemo – Mudi Africa
Alhaji Busare Gbade Murhi – Murhi Tv.
Augustine Rogers Nwoke -Md/Ceo, Hasal Microfinance Bank
Ohimai Godwin Amaize – Ceo, The Signal
Charity & Philanthropy Category
New Era Charitable Foundation
Rev. Biodun Fatoyimbo
Pastor Joshua Iginla
St. Kizito Clinic/Loving Gaze
O.B. Lulu Briggs Foundation
Pastor Dexter Akin-Alamu
Opm Foundation – Apostle Dr. Chibuzor Chinyere
Duncan Wene Mighty Okechukwu
Illustrous Artistes Category
Young Person Award Category
Honourable ‘Dapo Lam-Adesina
The event will be strictly by invitation & tables will be available on request.
The President of Pilas Awards also said plans are on to have the event covered live.
The Special Guest Of Honour at this event is expected to be his imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja Ii, Ooni Of Ife
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