Mauritanian President, Mohammed Ould Aziz, Vice Chancellor of University of Abuja, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’allah , Secretary General , United Towns Agency (UTA) for North South Cooperation, Eya Essif and Ezeigbo of Ghana, Dr. Chukwudi Ihenetu are among those who received The Supremacy Magazine African Leadership Awards for their achievements in various spheres of life.
Others who received awards are Director General , Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency , Abba Idris, Ambassador Jens-Petter Kjemprud , the former Norwegian ambassador to Nigeria, Chike Okogwu, Founder, Innovative Ideas Development Services Ltd, and HRH (Dr.) Usman Nga Kupi , Sa-Peyi of Garki Abuja amongst others.
Speaking at the Supremacy Magazine African Leadership Awards, tagged’ Celebrating Landmark Achievers in Africa’, the Publisher of the Supremacy Magazine, Princess Abigail Amalaha, said the awards aimed to encourage the awardees to do more .
She said: “Today’s event is dedicated to celebrate our modest achievement in this past three years and honour some distinguished men and women and friends of Africa for their outstanding and remarkable leadership qualities in various spheres of human endeavor.”
“We believe that this will help to serve as a source of motivation and encouragement for them to do more.”
Amalaha said that one of the objective of supremacy magazine was to develop youth potentials, adding that: “We intend to empower African youth through establishing youth development centre. We have actually taken first bold step towards actualising that.”
Speaking after the awards, HRH (Dr.) Usman Nga Kupi , Sa-Peyi of Garki Abuja thanked the Publisher for finding them worthy to receive the awards.
He also acknowledged the challenges Nigeria is passing through at the time like this .
He said the only way to solve the crisis that have bedeviled Nigeria is through dialogue.
“The only way to solve the challenges we are passing through in this country is through dialogue.”
In her lecture delivered at the award, Secretary General , United Towns Agency (UTA) for North South Cooperation, Eya Essif said,” what we need now, talented designers, smart architect of the future and this involves giving up a small story in order to wake up to a large story .”
She added: “And from a sample story to create a success story we need to start from « Education», because Education is a human right with immense power to transform.
Education is all a matter of building bridges, creating a new generation of talented designers who believe and learn how to look further to a better sustainable future and develop the best chance to adjust our course…”
“With our strong believe and hard work we can do it because Africa has the abilities and capabilities to stand and fight poverty and food crisis,” she said.