Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has won the 2018 Zik Leadership Prize for humanitarian Leadership.
Making this known in Lagos during the week, the organisers of the yearly Prize said other winners include former Ghanaian President, John Mahama and immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, who won in the political leadership category.
The Governors of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel and his Niger State counterpart, Abubakar Sanni-Bello also emerged winners in the good governance award category. At a press conference in Lagos, the Executive Secretary of the Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PPRAC), Prince Emeka Obasi and a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre, Prof. Pat Utomi, explained that the winners were carefully selected after an exhaustive appraisal of nominees in the various award categories.
Prof Utomi described Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi as a reputable feminist activist, Gender Specialist, Social Entrepreneur, Policy Advocate and Writer, who has devoted her time, talent and resources to the promotion and defence of rights of women and the girl child.
The Zik Prize in Leadership Awards was instituted 25 years ago in honour of the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first President of Nigeria. It was set up, among other things, to encourage and nurture leadership on the African Continent and in the Diaspora. The Prize will be awarded at a ceremony scheduled for May.