BY ORJIME MOSES,
The Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has been nominated as one of the exceptional African leaders in government by the Health, Environment and Safety (HSE) Practitioners, to receive “ICON of the year award” at the Africa Safety Award For Excellence (AfriSAFE), 2020 edition on November 8, and hosted by online media brand, HSENations.
This information is contained in a press release by the chairman of AfriSAFE board of governors, Rear Admiral Sunny Olukoya (rtd), who said the Sanwo-Olu was nominated for being proactive in Africa’s quest for survival in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The statement read that the Femi Da-Silva, chief coordinator of AfriSAFE, Femi Da Silva said aside Lagos State governor, other leaders in the private sector who were also proactive in the fight against the pandemic were nominated for the display of high standard leadership and for implementing strategies that helped to reduce the negative impact of the virus.
He further said the ICON of the Year Award is one of AfriSAFE’s award categories, dedicated to recognising leaders in government across Africa, who gave the best of innovative response to address the issue of COVID-19 pandemic in their various countries, hence, the choice of Mr. Sanwo-Olu.