Former president John Dramani Mahama has been named a co-winner of the 2018 Zik Prize in political leadership award.
Mahama was awarded together with the immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie Oyegun.
Meanwhile, Udom Emmanuel and Abubakar Sanni- Bello, governors of Akwa Ibom State and Niger State respectively, won the prize in good governance.
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The 2018 Zik Prize was organised by the Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PPRAC).
All the winners were announced during a press conference held in Nigeria’s capital, Lagos on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
The business leadership award went to Femi Otedola, chairman of Forte Oil, billionaire Arthur Eze and Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum.
Also, the public service award went to Shyngle Wigwe, an elder statesman and a veteran broadcaster.
Other winners are Oye Ibidapo Obe, a distinguished professor of Systems Engineering and Philips Oduoza, former group managing director of United Bank for Africa, UBA, and chairman/founder of NOVA Merchant Bank Limited who won the prize in professional leadership, while Bisi Fayemi, wife of Kayode Fayemi, the Ekiti Sate governor, won the prize for humanitarian leadership.
The winners were announced by a member of the advisory board of the PPRAC, Prof Pat Utomi.
The Zik Prize in Leadership Awards was instituted 25 years ago in honour of Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first president of Nigeria.
“Thus, its purse has always been to encourage and nurture leadership on the African continent”, Utomi noted.
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