Thinkers Communications Limited, publishers of Thinkers Magazine, will present awards of excellence in honour of individuals and organisations that excelled in their various fields of endeavour and contributed to the development of Nigeria in various sectors.
This disclosure was made by the Chairman/CEO of Thinkers Communication limited, Alhaji Auwal Mu’azu, in a statement issued in Abuja.
According to him, the event holding on Monday, 20 September 2021 at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, is organised in recognition of the outstanding performance of the awardees which stand out among their peers despite numerous, daunting socio-economic and political challenges bedevilling Nigeria, especially insecurity, economic downturn and the dreaded coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping across the globe.
The statement reads in part “despite numerous national challenges facing the Nigerian state, it is gratifying to note that some individuals and organisations have remained focused and resolute in their efforts at galvanizing resources to make Nigeria a better place, hence the need for us to celebrate them to serve as motivation and appreciation and also to challenge others to follow suit,” Alhaji Mu’azu stated.
“Despite existential threats facing humanity such as the coronavirus pandemic and the spate of insecurity across Nigeria, especially banditry and kidnapping, it is on record that economic indicators such as the GDP keep appreciating as a result of the contribution of patriotic and committed Nigerians to national development, especially in the years 2019 and 2020,” the statement added.
He further stated that each award is based on the specific and particular area of excellence by each awardee which serves as justification.
The Thinkers Communication CEO further revealed that the 2019/ 2020 combined awards ceremony was a product of a rigorous, painstaking and highly competitive process conducted by a committee of experts and specialists in different sectors which spanned over six months before completion.
During the awards ceremony, a lecture entitled “The Role of Communication and Digital Economy in Addressing Security Challenges and Promoting National Growth and Development.” will be delivered by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isah Ali Ibrahim Pantami.
Among those to be conferred with the awards of excellence at the ceremony which Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to be the Special Guest of Honour include a former president Goodluck Jonathan, governors of Adamawa, Umaru Fintiri; Gombe, Inuwa Yahaya; Kano, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje; Katsina, Aminu Masari; and Ministers of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isah Ali Pantami and that of State, Agriculture, Alhaji Mustapha Baba Shehuri among others.
Also, public and corporate organisations such as FAAN, Galaxy Backbone, TAJ Bank and Image Merchant Limited will be presented with excellence and productivity award owing to their track record in national economic development.