Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9.15 AM / Hallmark Newspapers
Hallmark Newspapers on Monday announced the decision of its Editorial Board to unanimously nominate Olufemi Awoyemi, Managing Director Proshare; as one of the recipients of the Nigeria Rising Award dedicated to Nigeria’s leaders for the next millennium.
The ‘Nigeria Rising Award’ is a recently constituted once-in-a-lifetime award scheme that celebrates uncommon individuals who through enterprise and foresight would position Nigeria as a true political and economic giant as well as set the path to Nigeria’s growth and development in the next millennium.
In a citation from the Nigeria Rising Award project team, Olufemi Awoyemi’s nomination “was informed by his numerous successes in private enterprise. He has emerged as a most inspirational figure and a worthy role model for the younger generations of Nigerians”.
The award ceremony will be chaired by Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President Dangote Group while His Excellency, Mr. Gordon Brown, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain will deliver the keynote address and present the award. The patron for the event which will take place at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday evening, March 21, 2015 is General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (Rtd) GCFR.