As a way of re-branding, motivating and encouraging our leaders and fellow compatriots – Jader Group with BEN Television put the Nigeria Arise awards together that is celebrated around Nigeria’s major events to honour individuals, government and corporate institutions who have contributed to the development / image of the country socially, politically, economically etc. The award is for those that are making positive progress or excelled in their field, business pursuit or as ordinary Nigerian with an exceptional story etc.
The award is open to all with the uniqueness theme as Nigeria.
Since the rebirth of our democracy in 1999, Nigerians can aspire to bigger dividend of democracy despite the so many challenges in the country. The spirit of never given up.
The challenges faced by Nigeria as country saw economic growth in some places and in other cases diversity (negative) in management, chaos in some part of the country, flooding (which is a natural disaster), human challenges at all levels, political intrigues and in some, public incompetence in handling issues of national importance – yet, we are still standing.
The committee went extra length to find the names short listed and companies identified for this Nigeria Arise edition. Where the committees’ is not in agreement with names, will find alternatives in making sure, all are represented and studied.
For the inspiration and literacy world and for the nation’s lost of an icon in the person of Prof Chinua Achebe on the 22nd of March 2013, Nigeria Arise has put in a new category of Nigeria Arise Author’ Award in the memory of Things falls Apart author.
Some of us may have diverse views on the names but majority believed that such has impacted on the country, positively or otherwise. It was with such diversity of purposes that our committees made the choices or short listed names and organizations. The rest is down to us all. Many thanks for your input, support and views.