Organisers of the Impact South-West Economic Development (ISEDE) have decided to honour Chief Obafemi Awolowo with the Yoruba Legend award at its 2016 edition.
This was disclosed by the chairman and president of the Impact Knowledge Group, Mr Owolabi Oladejo, at a press conference on the forthcoming edition of the programme, slated for 18 to 25 of November, on Thursday.
Owolabi stated that the selection of Awolowo for the award was based on unanimous vote by the people.
Speaking on the forthcoming event, Owolabi pointed out the urgent need to bridge the gap between producers and buyers of respective products and also to improve on packaging of various products to the international standards.
Owolabi disclosed further that ISEDE 2016 would focus on fashion, agriculture, construction and technology, using four strategies; Show Them, Tell Them, Link Them and Reward Them.
He also stated that the programme aimed at bringing stakeholders in the South-West together to discuss on ways to bring the zone back to the spotlight of the Nigerian economy.
Also speaking, president of the Ibadan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Princess Abosede Amusan-Ogunnaike, encouraged stakeholders to contribute to the progress and vision of the ISEDE 2016.
Stakeholders present at the press conference included the Project Director, Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), Mr Yanju Adegbite and representative from the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN), Mr Seye Oyeleye.