All is set for the conferment of the Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership, 2018 on the founder of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola, by the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation.
The prize is usually awarded to individuals that have demonstrated the attributes of Awolowo, which include political strategy, education, integrity, caring for welfare of the masses, consistency of policies and courage. The prize is awarded every two years.
The event will be held on the 6th of March, 2019 at Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos.
In a statement by Emeka Anyaoku, former Sec. Gen. of Commonwealth of Nations said that Babalola has distinguished himself in the provision of quality education just like the sage, advocacy for masses through legal intervention and other means.
A former Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Michael Faborode also described Babalola’s contribution to the educational development of the country, particularly higher education as monumental and speaks volumes.
“You have thoroughly distinguished and endeared yourself to many who value education. Your landmark eternal footprint and legacy, ABUAD and the adjoining iconic teaching hospital, speak volumes of your painstaking dedication and commitment to excellence,” he stated.