Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim; President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwunmi Adesina and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, have won the Year 2020 Zik Prize in Leadership.
The announcement was made on Thursday in Lagos by the Chairman of the selection committee, Prof Pat Utomi, on behalf of the members of the board of Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PRAC).
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Sanwo-Olu was honoured with the Year 2020 Zik Prize in Good Governance in recognition of his strong commitment to transforming Lagos into a Mega City.
Anyim and Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunimbe Mamora, were both honoured with the Zik Prize for Political Leadership; Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule (Good Governance).
Adesina, Kyari and the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh were honoured for the achievements in Public Service.
Others are Group Managing Director of FBN Holdings Plc, Mr U.K. Eke and Pioneer MD/CEO, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Uche Orji (Professional Excellence); and former First Lady of Akwa Ibom State, Mrs Ekaette Akpabio (Humanitarian Leadership).
The Zik Prize in Leadership Award scheme which started in 1995 has evolved to become one of Africa’s most respected award schemes.