Friday, 1 March 2013

THISDAY Awards Ceremony Celebrates 15 Teachers, Okogie, Balarabe, Tejuosho, Okoya, others...


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Former United States President, Mr. Bill Clinton, Tuesday called for more efforts from Nigeria to tackle the problems of insecurity in the country. Clinton, the special guest at the 18th edition of the THISDAY Awards, which held in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, said in his address at the event, attended by a galaxy of personages, including former President Olusegun Obasanjo, that the Federal Government should tackle the myriads of problems, including insecurity, facing the nation by making universal education available to the youth as well as addressing the problem of poverty.

As part of the ceremony, 15 teachers, from the primary to tertiary level, were honoured for their dedication to duty under the theme 'Celebrating Nigeria's Best Teachers'.

The 15 teachers who were honoured by THISDAY are: Primary school teachers - Mrs. Victoria Jolayemi, Mrs. Dorothy Ugwu, and Mrs. Christie Ade-Ajayi; secondary school teachers - Rev. Father Angus Fraser, Chief D.B.E. Ossai, Mr. Yakubu S. Dimka, Chief Reuben Majekodunmi, Chief Dotun Oyewole, Mr. John O.B. Adeaga, Bawa Mohammed Faskari, and Hadiza Thani Mohammed; university lecturers - Prof. Iya Abubakar, Prof. Frank Ugiomoh, Prof. Michael Obadan, and Prof. Eunice Nkiruka Uzodike.

Ten others, including renowned industrialist, Mr. Oba Otudeko, retired Catholic Archbishop of Lagos Diocese, Olubunmi Cardinal Okogie, and Second Republic Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, were conferred with the Life-time Achievement Awards.

In addition to Otudeko, Okogie and Musa, others who received the Life-time Achievement Award were: Osile Oke-Ona Egba, Oba Adedapo Tejuosho; deposed Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki; renowned musicologist, Prof. Laz Ekwueme; a leading entrepreneur, Alhaji Rasaq Akanni Okoya, and Chairman, Chi Nigeria Limited, Mr. C. G. Vink.

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