Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and some other distinguished Nigerians have been selected to join the league of ‘Great Legends in Africa.’
In a release signed by the Honours Selecting Committee, the Director, Elation Communications, High Chief Darlinghtyn Momoh Umoru said: “These honours are bestowed only on a few men and women, who must have distinguished themselves by those rare qualities of an icon in their various fields of endeavour.”
The statement added that those qualities had been identified in recognition of the achievements of the Vice President’s achievements, his beneficial and unsolicited selfless service to humanity and nation building, not just in Nigeria, but in the whole of Africa.
Consequently, the statement said, VP Osinbajo and a few other men and women, who had equally met the criteria for these honours, would be conferred with the Great Legend in Africa Gold Award at the Nigeria National Merit Award House, popularly called MERIT HOUSE.
Others to be honoured on the occasion include the President General (Worldwide) of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Dr. Rafiu Oladipo, who has had an unbeatable record of supporting football as recognised by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF), amongst others.
Also to be recognised, according to the statement, is Prof. John Bosco Akamnonu, the founding father of Tansian University.
The event, which is the third in the series, was originally scheduled for September 28, but it will now hold on October 31, the statement added.
It noted that the epic event would also be used to mark the 10th year anniversary of the organisation.