Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson and Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom have confirmed their participation at the DAILY ASSET Annual Awards and Lecture scheduled to hold January 15, in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Dogara and Dickson will be honoured as joint winners of the “DAILY ASSET Man of the Year” at the colourful event where other eminent Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in service to the nation and humanity in various fields of endeavour will also be honoured.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom who is a nominee for the ‘Governor of the Year’ category has also conveyed his acceptance and confirmed his participation at the event.
Ortom will be honoured alongside the Governor of Jigawa State, Mohammed Abubakar Badaru; Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel and their Adamawa State counterpart, Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow, as joint winners of the “Governor of the Year” award.
Also to attend the event is the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who is a recipient of the “Excellence in Public Service Award.”
Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Ishaq Oloyede, who was nominated for the “Chief Executive Officer of the Year” will also be at the event.
The Management of ASSET Newspapers Ltd, Publishers of DAILY ASSET and organisers of the event, said in a statement at the weekend that other nominees for the awards in different categories had earlier confirmed their participation, setting the stage for the grand event on January 15.
The Editorial Board of DAILY ASSET had announced the nominees for the 2018 awards last December, in 13 categories, after a stringent criteria set by the Editors.
“The Annual awards programme is our modest effort to recognise and appreciate those who have distinguished themselves in their chosen careers and in service to the nation. We seek by the awards, to establish the nominees as role models for the younger generation of Nigerians,” the statement said.
The Newspaper company also explained the choice of the late Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbanje, the 13-year-old girl who died after complications from serial sexual abuse, as Young Person of the Year (Post-humous) award.
“What happened to the late Ochanya is despicable and evil and we want to draw further attention of Nigerians to the ill of sexual abuse of under aged children which is becoming rampant by the day,” the statement said.