Consumersng, an online consumer rights advocacy platform has named Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, Philanthropist, Tony Elumelu and seven others among its 10 outstanding personalities who impacted Nigeria positively in year 2016.
Each year, Consumersng recognizes individuals, organizations and governmental bodies who have demonstrated strong commitment to serving Nigeria while maintaining a global mindset.
The advocacy group, in a media release on Monday, said Saraki is being conferred with a leadership award for the several pro-people roles played by the 8th assembly under his leadership.
Meanwhile, Lagos governor, Ambode and his counterpart in Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu, were both chosen for the agricultural business relationship between the two states which apart from feeding several homes kept thousands of Nigerian farmers in Kebbi employed at a time the country is in dire need of a boost in local production/consumption.
The group also recognized Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State for the infrastructural development in the state and his relentless commitment to improving the lives of his people despite seeming political challenges plaguing Rivers.
Other awardees include philanthropist, Tony Elumelu who has touched many lives through his Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), one of the largest private philanthropic organizations in Africa;
Also, Chairman Ifeanyi Ubah FC, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah adds the innovative touch to the list as he is being recognized for “his exemplary leadership and roles in the improvement of Nigeria’s league games.”
Others winners are; Managing Director, Eko Electricity Distribution, Oladele Amoda , who is being recognized for “his timeless efforts and roles in corporate leadership .” Also on list of the Consumersng’s top 10 outstanding personalities award is the Mr. Roomans Jacques, President, Seatruck Group, who is being rewarded for his gallantry efforts in developing local content (oil and gas).
Young entrepreneurs, Sijibomi Ogundele of Sijimoto Construction Company; Dr. Nasko Ibrahim, CEO HMG Group and Mr. Suleiman Yusuf, CEO, Blue Camel Energy Ltd; were all rewarded for their unwavering support towards employment creation and contributing immensely towards achieving a stable economy.
Announcing this year’s awards the Chairman, Consumersng Awards, Anefiok Akpan said: “The award is to encourage leaders and organizations to continue to be forces for positive change and to inspire solutions to some of the prevalent issues faced by the country. The award goes to someone who has built bridges.
The awardees will be virtually celebrated on15th, March 2017, a day which marks World Consumers Day.”