Eight Nigerians receive UK awards for `breaking glass ceilings’


Eight prominent Nigerians within the UK, who believe “broken the glass ceiling’’ believe been honoured by the Nigerian-British Industry Forum at a high profile tournament in London.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that the awards highlight the prominent performances of some Nigerians within the diaspora, who rupture the percentages to excel in foreign lands.

Records demonstrate that roughly 114,000 Nigerians live within the UK as at July this year.

The awardees consist of Ibironke Adeagbo, Founder and Chief Govt Officer of IA-Foundation, the international neighborhood campaigning for the rights of Nigerian younger of us to education.

Mrs Adeagbo will most seemingly be a celebrated chartered accountant in Nigeria and UK as well to Nigeria’s special envoy on health and security.

The eight awardees had been recognised for making valuable contributions in masses of fields of endeavours in every the UK and Nigeria.

At a ceremony presided over by the Nigerian Excessive Commissioner to the UK, Sarafa Isola, in London on the weekend, the awardees had been praised for making impacts in their professions and for inserting Nigeria on the international scheme of excellence.

The tournament tagged “Nigerian Achievers Awards’’ also featured an exhibition and the launch of an 80-page “Ambassadors’ Compendium,’’ showcasing some Nigerians who believe made the adaptation within the UK through the years.

Speaking on the tournament, Mr Isola expressed his pleasure on the contributions being made by Nigerians within the UK, citing the exemplary achievements of the Nigeria-British Forum, which he mentioned, had been on the forefront of selling companies between Nigeria and the UK.

Mr Isola assured that the Nigerian govt would continue to collaborate with the UK to promote the industry pursuits of every international locations, courting help to hundreds of years sooner than the British later colonized Nigeria.

Nigeria became as soon as a aged colonial outpost of Britain and the latter became as soon as to amalgamate the aged in 1914 to present delivery to Africa’s most populous nation.

Varied recipients of the awards are: Olutoyin Akande-Ajala, a Consultant Geriatrician; Funmi Adewara, Founder and Chief Govt Officer of MobilHealth World and Mike Abiola, Creator of the African Declare Newspapers.

The eight awardees

Additionally within the dignity’s checklist are Bimbo Babarinde, Chief Working Officer of Nigerian Colleges Foundation, UK; Alistair Soyode, Founder of Ben TV, Femi Okutubo, Creator of Trumpet Media Community and Peter Ozue, a Consultant Histopathologist.

A posthumous Existence Achievers Award became as soon as also bestowed on Talabi Braithwaite, who became as soon as represented by his younger of us.

The Nigerian Deputy Excessive Commissioner to the UK, Suleiman Sani, and various top officials of the high fee had been also on the tournament.


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