Ortom, Tambuwal, Ajimobi, Oyinlola, Amosun, Ayo Adebanjo, others arrive Tribune Platinum Awards ceremony
• As event kick starts at Muson Centre
Dignitaries including Benue State governor, Dr Sam Ortom; Sokoto governor, Hon Aminu Tambuwal; Oyo State Deputy governor, Engr Rauf Olaniyan; former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Alara Oolaye of Ara kingdom, Oba Adebisi Kayode who is the representative of Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; Ondo State First Lady, Mrs Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu; elder statesman, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, among others have arrived Muson Centre, Lagos, venue of Tribune Platinum Award ceremony as the event kick-started with the national anthem, followed by a cultural dance.
Others include the immediate former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi; former Governor Ibikunle Amosun, the Odole of Ife, Sir Kessington Adebutu; Admiral Akin Aduwo, spokesperson of Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Mr Yinka Odumakin; the doyen of advertising in Nigeria, Mr Abiodun Sobajo, former Minister Demola Seriki, among others.
The event, which is slated to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the newspaper outfit established by the sage Chief Obafemi, will be featuring conferment of honour on 14 personalities, including state governors of Oyo, Sokoto, Delta, Benue; former governors of Oyo, Akwa Ibom, Osun, Ogun; the Central Bank governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele; wife of Ondo governor, Betty Akeredolu, Executive Chairman of Globacom, Dr Mike Adenuga and Imam Abubakar Abdullahi.