BrandArena: Aregbesola to receive INL 'Man of the Year' Award on Friday

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Aregbesola to receive INL 'Man of the Year' Award on Friday

Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola
Governor of the State of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, will on Friday, February 21, receive his award as the 2013 Independent Newspapers Limited (INL) Man Of The Year.

The investiture, which will hold at Convention Centre of the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, will be graced by prominent citizens from all walks of life.

In a statement signed by Editor, Daily Independent, Rotimi Durojaiye, the reason for the award was to celebrate the governor for his exemplary performance in office, especially for his outstanding accomplishments with his educational reform programmes, which include the innovative application of the tablet of knowledge, Opon Imo, which will lead to the emergence of a whole cadre of youths equipped to play pivotal role in a modern economy.

The event will commence with a lecture to commemorate Nigeria’s Centenary celebration with the theme: Nigeria: A background glance and the next 100 years, to be delivered by legal icon, Prof Itse Sagay.

Three eminent persons have been selected to do a 15-minute critique of Sagay’s presentation. They are Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, First Lady of Ekiti State; Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State and Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.

Before now, Aregbesola had won several accolades which include the Odua Person of the Year 2013 award on account of the serious effort he has injected into the project of restoring the Yoruba nation its pace-setter role it clinched under the illustrious age of Papa Obafemi Awolowo. He also won the National Chronicle Newspaper Man of the Year award for 2013. He defeated the Governors of Katsina State, Alhaji Ibrahim Sheu Shema and the Minister of Agriculture, Akinwunmi Adesina to the second and third places respectively.

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