The Queen Consort of the Warri Kingdom, Olori Atuwatse III; Chief Edwin Clark and Ambassador Gabriel Taminu Aduda, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Petroleum, among others, have been named as recipients at the 13th edition of the African Achievers Awards (AAA).
The African Achievers Awards, an annual event that recognises and celebrates exceptional individuals and organisations across the African continent, aims to honour those who have made remarkable contributions in various fields, including business, leadership, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, sports, entertainment, and advocacy.
As with every edition of the awards ceremony and summit, the AAA served as a platform for industry leaders and personalities of note in Africa and of African origin to converge and discuss strategies towards development sustainability in the African continent. The award ceremony which was recently held at the Palace of Westminster, House of Lords, United Kingdom, had as its theme, ‘Unlocking Sustainable Trade and Investment Opportunities in Africa – the PPP Approach,’ focusing on the importance of addressing the challenges in Africa to work towards a prosperous, equitable, and sustainable future in the continent.
This year, awardees were hosted by Right Honourable, Lord Simon Woolley, a Member of the House of Lords, UK Parliament and the founder and director of Operation Black Vote and Trustee of the charity Police Now.
Other eminent personalities who received the award include Owen Omogiafo, Transcorp Group CEO; Oumar Abdoulaye Ba, Managing Director of the Senegalese Reforestation Agency and the Great Green Wall (ASERGMV); Dr. Adeshola Cole, CEO Tritek Consulting Limited, UK; Tunji Akintokun, Boards and Councils of Grant Thornton TechUK, Teach First and The Arboretum London; Temi Ofong, Global Head of Customer Channels at HSBC; Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, Executive Secretary at Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD); Georgia Akuwudike, Director of Operations with Amazon UK and Dr. Smelly Dube, Group CEO Rivervalley Group, Zimbabwe; Dr. Tom Ilube CBE, CEO of Crossword and Chair of the Rugby Football Union; Bayo Dosumu, Chief Executive at Lambeth Council; Peter Kolade Fashesin-Souza, Enterprise Technology Risk, Governance and Change Professional at the Bank of England; Hon. Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani, Former Speaker, Kaduna House of Assembly among several others.