The President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Benedict Okey Oramah, and the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Simbi Wabote, are among the six Nigerians who were nominated for the 12th African Leadership Magazine (ALM) Persons of the Year 2023. The shortlist of nominees for 10 categories of the award was unveiled by the magazine in a press release on Monday, November 27, 2023, inviting the general public to visit the ALM website (www.africanleadershipmagazine.co.uk) to vote for their choice of nominees, as the voting closes on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at midnight (CAT).
The ALM Persons of the Year Awards are Africa’s premier vote-based endorsement, reserved annually for the leading Africans who are contributing towards promoting the continent’s progress and positively altering Africa’s perceived negative image.
Oramah, who has been the President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) since September 2015, was nominated for the African of the Year Award, a category of the ALM Persons of the Year 2023, which is reserved for an African whose actions in the year under review have positively impacted the continent and inspired Afro-positivism globally.
Simbi Wabote was nominated for the African Public Sector Leader of the Year. Other Nigerian nominees across four other categories include Prof. Olufemi A. Peters, Vice Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria; Tein T.S. Jack-Rich, Founder and President, Belemaoil Producing Limited; Musbahu Bashir, Chairman, Althani Group of Companies; and Tosin Eniolorunda, CEO and co-founder, Moniepoint.
According to the press release by African Leadership Magazine, the nominees for the 2023 edition of the ALM Persons of the Year Awards are leaders from diverse spheres of society who have shown resilience, ingenuity, and resourcefulness in the year under review and beyond, with remarkable achievements and commitment to harnessing untapped potentials, leveraging knowledge, skills, and home-grown innovative solutions to Africa’s development challenges, as well as contributing towards building more resilient African economies and creating wealth and prosperity for the African people.
Based on the results of the ongoing online poll, the winners of the ALM Persons of the Year Awards for the year 2023 will be announced and invited to a formal presentation of the awards and other instruments of the honour during the ALM Persons of the Year Awards Ceremony 2024, which is scheduled to hold on February 22–23, 2024, at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a country that occupies a strategic position as the headquarters of the African Union (AU).
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