A Canada-based media outfit, named Topflyers Magazine International has nominated former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan; Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Nyesom Wike for awards.
Others nominated include the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II and an entertainment icon, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.
The nomination was revealed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of the publishing company, Musa Yahaya on Thursday in a statement issued in Abuja, noting that the personalities were nominated for the 9th edition of the magazine’s award scheduled for September 2021.
Musa, who disclosed that the process of voting for the nominated people had already commenced, said the 2021 edition of the award ceremony would feature public office holders, royal fathers, artisans, content creators, religious leaders, CEOs, activists, philanthropists, fashion designers and all those who have greatly excelled in their fields of endeavour and have contributed to the socio-capital development of Nigerians, Nigeria and Africa at large.
He explained that this year’s award nominees were in different categories, with four nominees, out of which one person would emerge as the winner of the category through free and fair voting by Nigerians.
Musa noted that voting is expected to be concluded by the end of August.