Preparationfor the official award presentation ceremony of The Top10 Magazine’s Excellence Awards 2021 has reached advanced stage with the recent release of the winners of the various categories of the awards. The Top10 Magazine ExcellenceAwards is conceived as an annual event to celebrate and honour outstanding personalities and organizations that have made the difference in various endeavours in Nigeria. The objective is to celebrate and reward excellence in line with the core value of the magazine which is to celebrate individuals and organizations that represent excellence in the various sectors of the Nigerian society.
The magazine has recently released names of winners of the various categories of the awards which cut across high profile personalities and reputable organizations. The list includes, Governor Ben Ayade of Cross-River State who emerged the Governor of the Year in recognition of his business-friendly governance and ability to stimulate growth of the Cross-River State’s economy through innovative investment initiatives. Gov. Dave Umahi, of Ebonyi State is named Political Leader of the Year in recognition of his patriotic and nationalistic disposition as a leading voice in the promotion of national interest. Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, was named Minister of the Year in recognition of his bold and courageous efforts at restoring sanity, transparency and accountability to NDDC, while Ndudi Elumelu, Minority leader, House of Representatives was named Legislator of the Year in recognition of his role as a stabilizing factor in the Nigerian National Assembly by providing responsible opposition leadership. Bashir Jamoh, DG/CEO, NIMASA, on the other hand won the award of the Public Service Personality of the Year in recognition of the milestone achievements of NIMASA under his leadership within a short period of time.
Other winners of the awards include – BAM Properties as Real Estate Company of the Year in recognition of its contribution to housing development in Nigeria, Noor Takaful Africa is the Financial Institution of the Year in recognition of its efforts to change the narrative in the Nigerian insurance sector through innovative product and service delivery. Chinmark Group emerged Nigeria’s Global Brand of the Year in recognition of its foray into the global market with presence in many countries of the world. Others are Piggyvest as Tech Company of the Year in recognition of its innovative solutions as the most secured financial saving platform. Niyi Adesanya, CEO, FifthGear Plus Consulting as Leadership Coach of the Year in recognition of his leading role in redefining leadership training in Nigeria. Ardova Plc is the Oil & Gas Company of the Year in recognition of its successful transformation as Nigeria’s leading player in the downstream sector. Monument Group is the Company of the Year in recognition of its organization’s progressive accomplishments with tentacles in key sectors of the Nigerian economy. Dr. Emerie Agunwah, Chairman,Marina Group as Young Business Leader of the Year in recognition of his organization’s progressive accomplishments with tentacles in key sectors of the Nigerian economy. Vendease Africa as Food Company of the year in recognition of the strategic position of the company as a reliable link between restaurants and food manufacturers in Africa. Ololade Abuta, MD/CEO,Gracias Group emerged Female Entrepreneur of the Yearin recognition of her pragmatic leadership in driving the Gracias Group as a major force in housing development in Nigeria. Inter-Bau Construction Ltd as Indigenous construction company of the year in recognition of its continuous adherence to quality and standardization in its project execution. Chief Diana Chen, Chairman, Choice International Group as International Business leader of the year in recognition of her pragmatic leadership in piloting the Choice International Group (CIG) as one of the fastest growing international companies in Nigeria.
In a statement, the organizers of the awards, The Top10 Magazine, said that the winners were selected based on their outstanding accomplishments in their various endeavours after a rigorous selection process of many other equally prominent and outstanding nominees across the various categories, in an exercise that involved various stages of screening. The organizers said that the award presentation ceremony would take place at the prestigious Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos, in November this year.