Eminent Nigerians from across political divides and regions will, on Saturday, gather at Ibadan, Oyo State, to honour some prominent Nigerians with award of excellence for their contributions to national development.
The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki; former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido; wife of former military Head of State, Chief (Mrs) Maryam Abacha; and daughter of former military president, Hajiya Aisha Babangida, are among those to be honoured at the event to be chaired by the Zamfara State governor, AbdulAziz Yari.
Board of Trustees chairman of the National Progressive Youth Forum of Nigeria (NPYN), South-West chapter, which is organising the event, Honourable Gbolagade Abiodun, told newsmen on Friday that the deeds of the selected Nigerians were in tandem with the motto of the body, “helping the masses is our priority.”
NPYN, which is one of the youth organisations in the All Progressives Congress (APC), listed a former governor of Lagos State and national leader of APC, Senator Bola Tinubu as the father of the day. Governor Abiola Ajimobi and his wife, Florence, are grand chief host and mother of the day respectively.
Gbolagade, who is a former Special Assistant to Governor Ajimobi, said the 2016 edition of the award was in keeping with the vision of the group in honouring and encouraging leaders who have served the country selflessly and have impacted positively on the lives of future generation.