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.
Other winners of the annual award are Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule; Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunimbe Mamora; Director General and CEO of the Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh, Group Managing Director of FBN Holdings Plc, Mr U.K. Eke; Pioneer MD/CEO, of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Mr Uche Orji; Former 1st lady of Akwa Ibom State, Mrs Ekaette Akpabio.
The winners of the event were announced in Lagos by Prof Pat Utomi, on behalf of the Chairman and members of the Board of Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PPRAC).
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.