The board and management of
LEADERSHIP Newspapers Group Ltd have shifted this year’s LEADERSHIP Conference
and Awards from Thursday, March 16 to Friday, March 17. The venue remains the
Abuja International Conference Centre.
The shift became necessary as the
National Economic Council, NEC meeting, is slated for March 16. The meeting is
chaired by the vice president with the governors of the 36 states as members.
Some of the governors are slated to receive award at the LEADERSHIP event.
The theme of this year’s conference
is “The Rice Economy.” In keeping with its tradition of celebrating excellence
among individuals and organisations in various fields of human endeavour, the
board and management of LEADERSHIP Group in December, 2016, singled out some
entities and personalities, who distinguished themselves over the period for
award. For all they were able to do and achieve in 2016, three illustrious
personalities, namely: Senator Abubakar Bagudu (governor, Kebbi State), Mr
Godwin Emefiele, (governor, Central Bank), and Mr Ibrahim Magu, (acting
chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC) were nominated for
the award of “LEADERSHIP Person of the Year.”