The management of the Nigeria’s first business radio station, Impact Business Radio, led by its founder and president, Mr Owolabi Oladejo, has revealed plans to honour the sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
He would be honoured with a posthumous award as the “Yoruba Legend, South West Visioner”, among other people that would be rewarded for their positive impact to the growth of South West and Nigeria at large. All these are part of the activities to make this year’s “Isede 2016” event slated to commence from November 18 to 25.
According to Oladejo, who led a team on a courtesy visit to the African Newspaper of Nigeria, Plc, publishers of Tribune titles, the award on Awolowo came from the popular vote of people, especially in Oyo State.
He said further that the event with is jointly organised by the organisation and the Ibadan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is ready to partner with Tribune for business and economic growth in the state and beyond.
“The event will hold at the Premier Hotel and will also feature trade exhibitions and symposiums in four areas including fashion, agriculture, construction and technology.
“We will also reward people who have made impact in the South-West at the grand finale in November 25 and the awards are in six categories including education, youth empowerment, peace and unity and economy.”
In his response, the representative of the management, the Associate Editor, Saturday Tribune, Mr Wole Efunnuga, acknowledged the intention of IBR to celebrate the sage. He assured them that the company would give them the necessary support.