A socio-political organisation, Democracy Heroes Awards, says it has begun a process of developing the youth in the country to emulate and imbibe leadership values of the great leaders who have worked for the development of the country.
Mr Olufunsho Ajagbona, the president of the organisation, said in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday that the aim of the organisation “is also to extend the process to other African countries’’.
According to him, the organisation has prepared a valid platform for deepening the patriotic principles of democracy in the country and Africa to stimulate the spirit of nationalism and quality leadership among the youth.
“In a bid to encourage the African youths to wake up to the leadership responsibilities of the future of the country and Africa, the organisation has set up a committee to hold national awards in Abuja.
“The organising committee of Democracy Heroes Awards 2020 announces its decision to honour (post-humours), Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Sir Tafawa Balewa, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and Chief MKO Abiola with democracy heroes on Oct. 14 in Abuja,’’ he said.
He also said that outstanding governors, ministers, senators, House of Representatives members, public servants and top business executives, were recipients of previous awards of the organisation since its inception in 2013.
“Past global leaders on the list of post-humours awards on Oct. 14 include Martin Luther King (U.S), Nelson Mandela (South Africa) and Kwame Nkuruma (Ghana).
“In adhering to the COVID-19 health guidelines and protocols, the organisers of the award have collaborated with the Federal Ministry of Health to adopt safety protocol during the event.
“Some of the notable recipients of the awards include Hajia Aisha Buhari, the wife of the president, former President Goodluck Jonathan and Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, among other dignitaries,’’ he said. (NAN)
– Oct. 7, 2020 @ 15:49 GMT |