Some Africa’s giants in business, politics, innovation, leadership and the economy have been slated for honour at the forthcoming FORBES Best of Africa Award which will hold at the Foreign Investment Network (FIN) Leadership and Philanthropy Roundtable today at about 5pm through virtual meeting.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) who will be represented by the minister of trade and investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, will deliver the goodwill message during the event.
The development was disclosed in a statement made available to journalists yesterday by FIN the organisers of the event.
Among the recipients are Mr Sam Matekane, Kwame Bediako, Mr Mahmood Ahmadu and Mr Leo Stan Ekeh.
Others are Ms Wendy Ackerman, Dr Rajan Mahtani, Mr Ken Sharpe, Claver Gatete and Pastor Paul Adefarasin.
The chairman of FIN Group, Mrs Olayinka Fayomi, will deliver the welcome address while the keynote address will be presented by the prelate and metropolitan senior pastor of the House on the Rock Nigeria and founder and president of The Rock Foundation, Pastor Paul Adefarasin.
The statement reads in part, “A major highlight of the event which has been described by analysts as one of the biggest and most prestigious in 2021, will be the celebration of important personalities who have and continue to have significant influence on the business, political, leadership and economic landscape of Africa.
“The Prime Minister of Lesotho, Dr Moeketsi Majoro and the King of Lesotho Kingdom, His Majesty Letsie III, David Mohato Seeiso, will also deliver good message during the event
“The awards are coming after months of intense research and thorough verification exercise by FIN and FORBES and will be presented by none other than Mr. Mark Furlong, President of Customs Solutions at Forbes.”