May 24, 2024

Onyema, Tunji-Ojo emerge Vanguard Personalities of the Year

We’re ready for Abuja-London route; Houston, New York in works — Onyema

Allen Onyeama

 Founder of Air Peace, Dr Allen Onyema and Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, were awarded Personalities of the Year at the 2023 Vanguard Personality of the Year Award.

The event, which was held on Friday Night in Lagos, was organised by the Vanguard Newspapers in celebration of its 12 years of rewarding excellence.

Onyema was described as a peacemaker, a trail-blazer and a philanthropist.

He was commended for ensuring that Nigeria’s no fewer than 250 ethnic nationalities lived in peace and harmony, especially through his Foundation for Ethnic Harmony in Nigeria.

Also, Tunji-Ojo was commended as a minister who stood out, took office and hit the ground running including ordering that within a specific timeline, all backlog of passports must be processed.

Also, Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State was awarded the Good Governance Award.

Sanwo-Olu’s administration was lauded for implementing intelligent transport systems and modernised infrastructure, improving efficiency and reality.

Four other governors were also awarded; they include Enugu State Governor, Mr Peter Mba; Osun State Governor, Mr Ademola Adeleke; Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki; and Adamawa State Governor, Mr Ahmadu Fintiri.

Other awards at the event include Lifetime Achievement; Private Sector; Woman Entrepreneur; Young Entrepreneur, amongst others.

In his remarks, the Editor, Vanguard Newspapers, Mr Eze Anaba, said that the event was organised to acknowledge and honour those who through their relentless pursuit in various fields, had made Nigeria a brighter and bolder place.

“Their stories are testaments to the boundless potential that reside within our nation.

“They are individuals who inspire us to push boundaries, challenge the status quo and strive for a better tomorrow, ‘’ he said.