The maiden edition of the annual TELL Awards for Excellence holds June 17, 2017 at the Civic Centre, Ozumba, Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Organised by TELL Communications Limited, publishers of TELL, the TELL Awards for Excellence according to a statement by the company, promises to be one of the most credible media awards in Nigeria.
According to the President and Chief Executive of TELL Communications Limited, Mr. Nosa Igiebor, the selection and voting processes were thrown open to the public in order to ensure transparency, credibility and fairness in the entire exercise.
Igiebor said the outcome of the public voting exercise, witnessed the emergence of individual and institutional Awardees, well-deserving of the honours, as follows: TELL MAN of the Year- Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife and Sarkin Kano, Emir Muhammad Sanusi II; TELL Woman of the Year- the First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari;Governor of the Year- 1. Prof. Ben Ayade of Cross River State and Kashim Shettima of Borno State; National Icon of Democracy- Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Jagaban Borgu; CEO of the YEAR- Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Evc/CEO, NCC; Public Servant of the Year- CGI Mohammed Babandede. CFR, Comptroller-General of ImmigrationPioneer Entrepreneur of the Year-Chief Leo Stan Ekeh.
Other are: Public Organisation of the Year- NIMASA; Private Organisation of the Year- Dangote Cement Plc; Banker of the YEAR-Bank Of Industry; Private Airline of the YEAR- Air Peace Airline; Post-Humous National Hero Award – Mr. Dele Giwa, Chief Gani Fawehimi, SANâ€
The awards ceremony which all the awardees have promised to attend, according to Igiebor, will attract dignitaries from both the public and private sectors and the diplomatic corps, among others.