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Nigerian Risk Awards introduces public voting category

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Joachim Adenusi, managing director/CEO, Conrad Clark Nigeria Limited (CCN), Nigeria’s foremost enterprise risk and management consulting firm, has announced that new categories have been added to the third edition of the Nigerian Risk Awards (NRAs).

The development, according to him, will afford interested individuals and corporate bodies the opportunity to showcase their efforts in the areas of good governance, internal control and effective risk management.

Adenusi listed the new categories to include ‘The Best and Most Effective Health and Safety Initiative’ (Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Aviation and Marine sectors) and ‘The Best Fleet Management Company’ in Nigeria.

While explaining that a panel comprising risk management experts who would thoroughly evaluate the entries will determine winners, he further said some categories of awards would be open to the members of the public to vote.

Adenusi said: “We are optimistic that with the new categories, the event will be more robust and help raise the profile of the Risk Management practice in Nigeria. Interestingly, for the first time since the inception of the NRAs, the public will be allowed to determine the winners in two of the categories, ‘The Safest and Cleanest Hotel’ and ‘The Safest and Cleanest Hospital.’

While calling on individuals and corporate bodies to send in entries for the NRAs, he said that entries would be assessed by a panel comprising Risk Management experts including John Thirlwell FCIB (UK), Olayinka Odutola FCIB (Nigeria), Tunde Popoola (Nigeria) and Peter Young (USA) to mention a few.

In his words: “Beyond the prestige that comes with winning in any of the categories, the NRAs present an opportunity for individuals and corporate bodies to evaluate their Risk Management structures and systems. We have engaged renowned Risk Management experts not only from Nigeria but also the Diaspora, so participants can be assured of a thorough and professional evaluation of their work at absolutely no cost.”

Speaking on the choice of April 7, 2016, for the NRAs, Adenusi said the date would give interested individuals and companies enough time to participate in the competition and also give the organisers ample time to thoroughly appraise the entries.

The voting and entry submission ends on January 29, submission ends on January 29, 2016, so we encourage that organisations and individuals vote and send in their entries before then.