All is now set for the annual Conference and Awards Ceremony of LEADERSHIP Media Group holding today, September 9, 2021, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, at 5pm.
The LEADERSHIP Conference and Awards is an annual event organised by LEADERSHIP Media Group to celebrate those considered by the organisation as having distinguished themselves in the public and private sectors in the previous year.
This year’s event brings together the vice president, governors, legislators, members of the diplomatic corps and elder statesmen to discuss the theme: National and Regional Insecurity: The Role of Political and Non-political Actors in Stabilisation and Consensus Building.
The keynote address will be delivered by the Vice President,His Excellency, Prof Yemi Osinbajo (SAN).
The editor-in-chief/senior vice chairman, Azubuike Ishiekwene, disclosed that the Sultan of Sokoto,His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar (III) is the chairman of the occasion while the Etsu Nupe,Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, is the Royal Father of the Day.
The selection of the award recipients followed a critical review of their various contributions to the growth and development of Nigeria as laid down by the founding chairman of the LEADERSHIP Newspaper Group, the late Sam Nda-Isaiah.
The persons of the year are prominent Nigerians who distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavour and made outstanding contributions to Nigeria. They are Godwin Emefiele (governor of Central Bank of Nigeria), Dr Akinwumi Adesina (president of African Development Bank) and Babagana Umara Zulum (Borno State governor).
This year’s awards also feature five sitting governors: Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and Godwin Obaseki of Edo State as Politicians of the Year and Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Abdulrazaq (Kwara) and Nyesom Wike (Rivers) as Governors of The Year.
Other individuals and organisations will also receive awards at the event. They include:
Social Impact Person of the Year – Badamasi Burji
Social Impact Person of the Year 2020 – Osita Izunaso
CEO of the Year – Shola Akinlade
Public Service Person of the Year 2020 – Boss Mustapha
Business Person of the Year – Abdulrazaq Isa Kutepa
Banker of the Year – Herbert Wigwe
Bank of the Year – TAJ Bank
Brand of the Year – Dufil Prima Foods Plc
Government Agency of the Year 2020 – Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).