The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler alongside other top influential personalities across Africa will be honoured at 2018 Africa Value Award scheduled to hold on November 17, at Nigeria Air Force Conference Center, Abuja.
The prestigious award established to recognise African citizens will also honour Governors, Legislators, Captains of Industrials and other esteemed Africans in various fields of endeavours while President of Rwanda, His Excellency Paul Kagame will be the special guest.
Other recipients are Engr. Fidet Okhiria, Managing Director, Nigeria Railway Corporation; Hon Davematics E. Ombugadu; Moses Siloko Siasia, Chairman, NYPF; Mohammed Jamal, Managing Director, Three Palm and others. The organizations that will also be honoured include Heritage Bank Plc, AITEO Eastern E& P, Ethiopian Airline, Stanel Group, Elizabeth Jack-Rich Aid Foundation among others. Africa Value Award (AVA) is a brain child of the Value Reorientation and Reorientation and Developmental Initiative Africa (VARDIAFRICA) established to recognize individuals, organizations that has positively projected the Value of the African Continent in terms of Economic development, Youth empowerment, Community development, Educational development, Quality service delivery, Humanitarian services, and encouraged peaceful coexistence
According to the Chairman of the Planning Committee, Amb Daniel N Obah; “Abuja Nigeria will be playing host to African leaders. Recipients of these award are selected across Africa. This is one way of recognising influential citizens of African descent who have contributed immensely to the development of Africa continent.” He also stated that this is the medium edition of VARDIAFRICA initiatives; an organization that promote African Value, Excellence, Economic and Youth Empowerment.