Abuja Merit Award set to hold in September 2013 in ABUJA! Who’s ready? (@abujameritaward)

The ABUJA ANNUAL MERIT AWARD came into existence six years ago (2006) under very unique and exceptional conditions being that the impetus that led to its conceptualization was stimulated by a desire to see those who strive and labor day in and day out to better there fellow man and humanity as a whole get rewarded and appreciated.

Its primary focus is recognizing and rewarding exceptional and distinguished personalities from all works of life within the FCT and Nigeria as a whole. Personalities considered as role-models, pace setters, achievers, socially conscious policy makers, philanthropist etc.

It was fully endorsed shortly after its debut by the then Executive Secretary, FCT Social Development Secretariat Garki, Abuja in the person of Barrister Segun Awolowo. This endorsement came closely on the heels of the Awards merit and relevance.

The maiden edition held on the 13th of December 2007 at the Aso Hall of the International Conference Center, Abuja. The second edition followed on the 23rd of October 2008 at the prestigious Executive Hall of the same International Conference Centre Abuja, while the third edition took place at the highly reputable Yar’adua Center, Central Area, Abuja. Subsequent events have been great successes, colorful and full of glamour without losing its primary essence which is to give honor to whom honor is due.

The splendor and color of these unique award nights can hardly be described as it has attracted a lot of marvelous dignitaries from the business world, corporate and international establishments, government officials like Governors, Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, Ministers, Commissioners and even those classed as ordinary Nigerians graced and received awards under different categories.

Past awardees include- Senator David Mark, Senator Chris Anyanwu, Senator Philps Aduda, Hon Demeji Bankole, and Hon Femi Gbajabiamila.

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THE 2013 ABUJA MERITS AWARDS – GOING FORWARD
The 2013 ABUJA MERITS AWARDS is scheduled to hold in September 2013 in Abuja and already preparations have reached maximum level. It promises to surpass previous awards as the list of prominent individuals who are creating positive social and national impacts keeps expanding. Also, the structure and organization of The ABUJA MERIT AWARDS has gotten bigger and more effective which without a doubt will position firmly ABUJA MERIT AWARDS as the singular accolade for individuals who have reached acme.

The slate of nominees have been carefully compiled with the greatest of details and back ground checks with the nominees shortlisted by media practitioners across Nigeria under close observation by the awards organizing committee.

There are 27 award categories in total which include – Most Dynamic Senator of the Year, Individual Award for Grassroots Development, Best Community Sensitive International Organization of the Year, Best Achieving Governor of the Year, Most Visionary Minister of the Year, Role Model Award for Exemplary Achievements, Outstanding Woman Award etc.

The 2013 Abuja Merit Awards nominees include amongst others – Victor Udoma Egba, Sen. Philip Aduda, Hon. Ekwunife, Ms. Evelyn Oputu.

The event will be an awards dinner complete with exotic buffet, beverages, wines and corporate gift items. All Individual, media and corporate supporters will be entitled to special invites/tables for 2.

Please read on.


NOMINEES
LIST OF NOMINEES 1.
Name:  ALH. SHAMSIDEEN OLALEYE
(Chairman, Isolo Local Council Area)
Award:  “INDIVIDUAL AWARD FOR
GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT “

Name:  CHAIRMAN ABAJI LOCAL
GOVERNMENT.
Award:  “INDIVIDUAL AWARDS FOR
GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT”.

Name:  GOV. MUSA KWANKWASO
Award:  “BEST ACHIEVING GOVERNOR
OF THE YEAR AWARD”.

Name:  HON. UCHE  EKWUNIFE.
Award:  “MOST DYNAMIC HONORABLE
MEMBER OF THE YEAR”.

Name:  MR. LABARAN MAKU (Hon.
Minister of Information)
Award:  “MOST VISIONARY MINISTER
OF THE YEAR”.

Name:  MRS. STELLA ADAEZE ODUAH
– OGIEMWONYI (Hon. Minister of
Aviation)
Award:    “MOST VISIONARY MINISTER
OF THE YEAR”

Name:  SENATOR VICTOR NDOMA
EGBA
Award:    “MOST DYNAMIC SENATOR OF
THE YEAR”

Name:  ALH. ABUBAKAR MISAU
(Administrator Public Service Institute of
Nig.
Abuja)
Award:  “CIVIL SERVICE AWARD FOR
EXCELLENCE”

Name:  ARCH. MIKE ONOLEMEMEN
(Hon. Minister of Works)
Award:  “MOST VISIONARY MINISTER
OF THE YEAR”.

Name:  GM, CHANNELS TV ABUJA.
Award:  “TV STATION OF THE YEAR”.

Name:  HIGH CHIEF EDEM DUKE (Hon.
Minister of Tourism)
Award:  “MOST VISIONARY MINISTER
OF THE YEAR”
Name:  MALLAM  SANUSI LAMIDO
SANUSI (GOV. CENTRAL BANK OF
NIGERIA)
Award:    “CORPORATE INDIVIDUAL
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE”.
Name:  MRS. AMINA ZANNA IBRAHIM
(MD / CEO, AMIRA YOGHURT ABUJA)
Award:    “BUSINESS PERSONALITY
AWARD OF THE YEAR”.
Name:  GM, ROCKVIEW HOTEL,
ABUJA.
Award:    “MOST OUTSTANDING HOTEL
OF THE YEAR”.
Name:  GM, WAZOBIA RADIO (AIMS
COMMUNICATION)
Award:    “RADIO STATION OF THE
YEAR”.
Name:  ALH. SALISU ABUBAKAR
MAIKASUWA (MNI, FNIM, CIROMAN-
KEFFI,
CLERK TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY)
Award:    EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR
PARLIAMENTARY STAFF.
Name: BARR. LAIDE OSIJO
(FIIN,FCIDA,FCIB, President, Nig. council
of
Registered Insurance Brokers)
Award:    “CORPORATE INDIVIDUAL
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE”.
Name:  DR. OKEKE KANAYO
Award:  INDIVIDUAL AWARD FOR
GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT
Name:  HON. AKEEM MUNIRU
Award:  “BEST PEOPLE-CONSCIOUS
HONORABLE MEMBER OF THE YEAR”.
Name:  MR. BISI ONASANYA (MD,
FIRST BANK PLC)
Award:  INDIVIDUAL AWARD FOR
BANKING EXCELLENCE.
Name:  MRS. EVELYN OPUTU (MD,
Bank of Industry)
Award:    “INDIVIDUAL AWARD FOR
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT”.
Name:  SENATOR PHILIP ADUDA.
Award:    “BEST PEOPLE – CONSCIOUS
SENATOR OF THE YEAR”.

LIST OF NOMINEES 2.
Name:  GOV. BABATUNDE RAJI
FASHOLA (Executive Governor of Lagos
State)
Award:  BEST ACHIEVING GOVERNOR
OF THE YEAR
Name: MRS. FOLORUNSHO ALAKIJA
(G.M. D, THE ROSE OF SHARON
GROUP, EXECUTIVE
VICE CHAIRMAN, FAMFA OIL
LIMITED)
Award:  OUTSTANDING WOMAN
AWARD
Name:  MR. AMIN MUSALI (CEO,
WAZOBIA FM)
Award:  RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
Name:  MR. JOHN MOMOH
(CHAIRMAN/CEO, CHANNELS TV)
Award:  TV STATION OF THE YEAR.
Name:  MR. TAJUDEEN ADEPETU (MD/
C.E.O, CONSOLIDATED MEDIA
ASSOCIATES)
Award:  MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE
YEAR AWARD
Name: GOV. GODSWILL AKPABIO
(EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF AKWA-
IBOM STATE)
Award:  BEST ACHIEVING GOVERNOR
OF THE YEAR
Name:  MR. AMIN MUSALI (CEO, AIMS
CONSULTANTS)
Award:  BUSINESS PERSONALITY
AWARD OF THE YEAR
Name:  MR. STEVEN EVANS (CEO,
ETISALAT NIGERIA)
Award:  OUTSTANDING
TELECOMMUNICATION COMPANY OF
THE YEAR.
Name:  DR. MICHAEL ARUMEMI-
IKHIDE (CEO, ARIK AIR)
Award:  MOST OUTSTANDING AIRLINE
OF THE YEAR AWARD
Name:  GOV. ROCHAS OKOROCHA
(EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF IMO
STATE)
Award:  BEST ACHIEVING GOVERNOR
OF THE YEAR
Name:  MR. STEVEN EVANS (CEO,
ETISALAT NIGERIA)
Award:  BEST SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE
COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Name: MR. RAPHAEL AFAEDOR & MR.
TUNDE KEHINDE (CO – CEO’s JUMIA
NIGERIA)
Award:  OUTSTANDING BUSINESS OF
THE YEAR AWARD
Name:  HON. AKINWUNMI AYO
ADESINA (MIN. AGRIC. & NATURAL
RESOURCES)
Award:  “MOST VISIONARY MINISTER”.
Name:  ETISALAT NIGERIA
Award:  “OUTSTANDING
TELECOMMUNICATION COMPANY OF
THE YEAR”.
Name:  INTERSWITCH NIGERIA
Award:  MOST OUTSTANDING ICT /
COMMUNICATION COMPANY OF THE
YEAR.
Name:  APOSTLE HON. EKPE JAMES
(EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, IBESIKPO
LGA, AKS)
Award:  INDIVIDUAL AWARD FOR
GRASSROOT DEVELOPMENT

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