- The federal government will honour some Nigerians via the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture
- At the event, the association would be celebrating its 60th anniversary on Tuesday, May 25 in Abuja
- Some of those who would be honoured includes Billionaire Aliko Dangote and soccer legend, Kanu Nwankwo
The federal government is set to honour some prominent Nigerians through the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) which would be celebrating its 60th anniversary on Tuesday, May 25 in Abuja.
According to a statement sent to Legit.ng from the organisers of the event, the awardees include literary icon; Professor Wole Soyinka, music maestro; King Sunny Ade, and the minister of trade and investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo.
The director-general of the World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala and the deputy secretary-general of United Nations, Amina Mohammed are also on the list of those to be honoured at the event.
The president of NACCIMA, Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu, expressed optimism that the great accomplishments by the awardees will inspire and encourage all Nigerians to regain their confidence and return back to the culture of excellence in every aspect of their work.
She also expressed hope that the honour done to the awardees will encourage citizens to recommit to national development and nation-building.
Legit.ng checks reveal that the categories of award cut across the private and public sector and outstanding services in the Chamber movement in Nigeria. Some of the esteemed awardees include.
Dr Akinwumi Adesina; President of the African Development Bank, the richest black man on earth; Aliko Dangote, philanthropist; Sir Emeka Offor, and soccer legend, Kanu Nwankwo, also billed to be celebrated for their outstanding achievements in their various sectors.
The awards ceremony will hold at the International Conference Centre, Abuja under the distinguished chairmanship of Otunba Adebayo, and the event is expected to bring together major stakeholders in the private and public sectors of Nigeria.
Special guests at the event include the grand patron of NACCIMA, President Muhammadu Buhari and Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
The event will also be streamed live across multiple platforms online (Zoom, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
In a related development, the federal government through its National Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) clinics initiative is set to reward the most excellent, hard-working, and innovative MSMEs across the country, in tandem to mark the 2021 United Nations World MSME Day.
As a precursor to the award ceremony slated to hold on Sunday, June 27, the federal government is venturing into a week-long programme of events, which will include an MSME clinic event in Adamawa state on Tuesday, June 22.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) is set to host the maiden edition of the African Local Content Roundtable.
The two-day event will be hosted at the NCBMB Towers, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, from Thursday, June 3 to Friday, June 4.