Channels Television, Nigeria’s leading 24-hour news channel has confirmed broadcast of Nigerian NewsDirect 7th Man of the Year award, taking place on March 7, 2018 by 10am at the Grandball Hall of prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Live coverage will commence after the arrival of guests by 11am contrary to the initial time of 1pm.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele who resisted pressure to reverse policies that stabilized Naira in the exchange rate market will be honoured as the Chief Executive Officer of the Year. His administration guided by President Muhammadu Buhari has increased local production of rice and other agric products through the intervention with over N52 billion.
The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Dr Maikanti Baru is the Nigerian NewsDirect MAN of the Year due to his uncommon revolutionary, transparent and efficient system brought to governance in NNPC. He has also ensured delivery of petroleum products to all parts of Nigeria despite the unpatriotic act of some powerful cabals who deliberately wants to frustrate the government of President Muhammadu Buhari by bringing untold hardship on Nigerians.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal has also confirmed participation in the 7th edition of Nigerian NewsDirect award and MAN of the Year ceremony.
Tambuwal, who was the Speaker of the 7th House of Representatives before his present position as the Sokoto State governor is to be honoured with the award of the NewsDirect Personality of the Year.
The Guest Speakers at the event which will be televised live on Channels TV and livestream for viewers all over the world are the Chairman of International Energy, Dr Diran Fawibe and President Association of Bureau De Change of Nigeria Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe
Other awardees in the night include Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State, Governor of Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele, Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe, Zenith Bank Plc, Chairman, House Committee on Rural Development, Hon Oladipupo Adebutu, Chairman BUA Group Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, Chief Alex Duduyemi, Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Ibadan Disco, Eko Disco and Bovas Petroleum among others.
The theme of this year event is “Challenges and impacts of infrastructure and security on revenue diversification, energy supply and foreign exchange earnings in a developing economy”.
The Publisher of Nigerian NewsDirect, Dr Samuel Ibiyemi said the annual lecture and award ceremony is aimed at discussing and find lasting solutions to challenges confronting the country and her people and also to recognize those who have contributed to the development of the socio-economic development of the country.