The immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan has been nominated for the Person of the Year Awards by African Leadership Magazine, ALM.
Also nominated for the awards was a Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, Chairman of Heirs Holding, Mr. Tony Elumelu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Bola Tinubu, founder, ECONET Wireless, Dr. Strive Masiyiwa, President, African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, a Tanzania Business Man and MP, Mr. Mo Dewji, and the Executive Director of UN Women, Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
The ALM’s Publisher, Dr. Ken Giami, said that the award nominees were shortlisted from distinguished African business, political and diplomatic leaders who have contributed in making the continent proud in the year under review.
He said: “This group of Africans have contributed immensely towards repositioning the African continent; breaking boundaries; and placing the continent on the global stage.
“As it is with past recipients of the prestigious African Leadership Magazine Person of the Year Awards, the 2015 nominees have one thing in common, which is their undying love for the continent.”
The winner of the 2015 Person of the Year Awards would be announced on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, by 2pm Central African Time.
Also the winner would be formally decorated with the prestigious medal during the African Public Service Forum, billed to hold on Friday, March 25, 2016 in South Africa’s capital Johannesburg.