BILLIONAIRE TYCOON, JIM OVIA, SUPER COP, MIKE OKIRO , AGELESS BEAUTY AND CHARITABLE ERELU ANGELA ADEBANJO & OTHERS SET FOR TRANSPARENCY AWARD 2017
Sir Franklin D. Roosevelt was categorically right when he postulated thus “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort”
Such is what we are set to see now as Transparency Nigeria, a non-governmental organization, last night in an exclusive interview with WORLD LEADERS.COM confirmed its readiness to induct men, women and organizations drawn from various walks of life into its Transparency Hall of Fame.
The induction and award ceremony which is billed for September 30, 2017 at Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos, is set up by stakeholders, who have been in the forefront of the national effort towards a Nigeria of our dream that is devoid of corruption, tribalism, and other vices.
In a release signed by Timothy Okojie Ave, Chairman organizing Committee, the selection of these men ,women and organizations of transparency was arrived at through an opinion poll conducted across the country, and was endorsed by its Board.
According to Okojie Ave, the honor is aimed at the promotion of transparency in our national life and in business, thus promote development and one Nigeria. We believe that in a county where vices have become a virtue ,there are still people and organization that are standing out like oasis in the desert of a lost hope and are still above board,and radiate transparency and integrity.
It is these icons of hope we are honoring because this award is a far departure from the conventional adoration of nuisance value presently obtained where corrupt people are honour for financial gains.
These icons of transparency to be inducted into Transparency Hall of Fame include Dr.Boboye Oyeyemi, Captain Fola Akinkuotu, Sir Mike Okiro,,Mr. Jegede Abiodun Paul, Mr Gbenga Fatimilehi, Mr Paul Gbededo, Mr Tony Onyeama,Apostle Johnson Sulieman, Hon.Desmond Elliot.
Others are,Mr Ibe Kachukwu, Mr Mutiu Sunmonu, Mrs. Olayinka Aletor, Lady Isioma Chukwuma, Are Afe Babalola, Hon.Obinna Uzoh, Mr Toyen Cole, Mrs Ekaette Unoma Ukpabio,prince Donatus Okonkwo, Serike Dickson, Dr.Engr. Gabriel Adewumi, Chief Leemon Ipkea, Sir.Ike Onyechi,Mr Demola Ade Ojo, Alh.Kola Oseni, mrs.Sola David Botha.
The other nominees are Prince Dapo Abiodun,Mr oluwatosin Jolayemi, Erelu Angela Adebanjo, SP Oriyomi Titilayo
In the organizations category include, Friesland Compina WAMCO, Innoson Group of Companies, Mikano Steel Fabrication, Chivita Ltd, Cadbury Nigeria PLC, DN Meyer, Mrs Oil And Gas ltd,,Guineas Nig.PLC, Etc.
The event which will attract who is who in Nigeria is expected to be chaired by the Rt. Hon. Dogora Yakubu, Speaker, Federal House of Representatives.
The maiden edition of the Award was chained by former president, late Musa Yar'Adua and the first group of recipients were Mr.Afakriya A Gadzama,ex- DG,SSS,Alh.Abubakar .B.Jijiwa, Ex-DG,Voice of Nigeria,Hajia Turai Ex- First ladychief Jim Ovia, Chairman Zenith Bank,Amb Abubakar CiKa,Ambassador, Extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Republic of Iran,Amania,Azerbaijan and kizokhstan,Sen. Bello Jibril Gana, Ex- Minster of Culture & Tourism, etc.