Prof. Wole Soyinka Wins Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Award
Dec 19, 2012 – Prof. Wole Soyinka Wins Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Award
Professor Wole Soyinka has become the 1st ever winner of Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Award, implemented in honour of the late politician.
Prof Soyinka was chosen for the prize today by Chief Emeka Anyaoku, ex-Commonwealth Sec. General.
“Following a careful deliberation, we have come to a single conclusion that Prof. Soyinka deserved the award amongst many nominees”.
“Prof Soyinka has exhibited the core values for which the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo was known”- said Anyaoku
Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Award was implemented by the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation to recognise a Nigerian who has demonstrated excellence in leadership and good governance.
Wole Soyinka will official get the award on the birthday of late Obafemi Awolowo, the 6th of March, 2013 .