Barely a week after Engraved Olayinka Ayinde was awarded in Warri Delta State at the 3rd Annual Yoruba Cultural Day, he was again recognized by the Top Leaders International Magazine for the Kwame Nkrumah Cum Nelson Mandela Legendary Award For Integrity And Good Governance In Africa, held in Lagos on the 16 of December 2017. The award which were previously held in Ghana, Gambia, Benin Republic, Abuja and Lagos since inception in 2009 had in attendance the former Governor of Kogi State and his wife Capt. Idris Wada, Dr D. K Olukoya of the MFM, Chief Lanre Rasak and Engr Prof Sabitu Ariyo Olagoke as the guest speaker amidst other eminent personalities. According to the organizers the honor was conferred on the CEO of Center For Productive Visionary Leadership based on his Integrity, Peace Advocacy, Honesty and Contributions towards upholding patriotic values, development of Nigeria, Africa and entire World. The aspirant who was represented by his media representative Chief Awosusi George Abbey Obayoriade in his acceptance speech said
“I am absolutely grateful for this recognition.
I have faced a lot of challenges on my journey here but each of them only strengthened me to make me the better person I am today and has also challenged me to strive harder to achieve more like these great men and legends; Kwame Nkrumah and Nelson Mandela ever did.
I am also grateful to the board of Editors of Nigerian Top Leaders International Magazine and the African Independent Media Practitioners Association, Accra Ghana for considering me worthy of selection among the 1000 selected names and finally among the 20 achievers and recipients of the award.
I’m indeed happy, I can only achieve as much “.
By: Benny Pearl