EMINENT Nigerians will on Saturday converge on Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, to receive awards 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 Sani Abacha, Mrs Maryam Abacha and daughter of former Military President Ibrahim Babangida, Hajiya Aisha Babangida, are among those to be honoured at the event to be chaired by the Zamfara State Governor, AbdulAziz Yari.
The Board of Trustees Chairman of the National Progressive Youth Forum of Nigeria (NPYN), Southwest chapter, which is organizing the event, Hon Gbolagade Abiodun, told reporters that the deeds of the selected Nigerians were in tandem with the motto of the body, “Helping the masses is our priority.”
NPYN, one of the youth organizations in the All Progressives Congress (APC), listed a former Governor of Lagos State and National leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the father of the day.
Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi and his wife, Florence, are Grand Chief Host and mother of the day.
Gbolagade, 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 the lives of future generations.