National Convention (NATCON) of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Nigeria, held on 10th October 2020, the organisation honoured 10 Outstanding young personalities who emerged as honorees in the 2020 edition of the annual JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons (JCI TOYP) in Nigeria after a rigorous and thorough screening and voting process from the different categories of the awards programme.
The honorees are Elizabeth Nwarueze, Olabanke Subair, Mar’yam Thaoban, Arewa Adesanya, Olugbenga Ogunbowale, Gbenga Adene, Tope Akinyode, Tolulope Olukokun, Olusola Amusan and Adedeji Kowobari.
According to the chairperson in charge of the award programme, Oluwatosin Ola-Balogun, who also doubles as the chairperson for the JCI IYD Programme, the ten honorees that were awarded have demonstrated rare leadership qualities in their specific fields of endeavour. She added that the recognition will further inspire them to do more in society.
The 2020 President of JCI Nigeria, Oyinyechukwu Mbeledogu in her remarks commended the honorees and charged them to continue making impacts in the society. She also thanked the TOYP team, the judges as well as corporate partners for making the event a remarkable one.
It would be recalled that the award process began with nominations by members of the general public, followed by various stages of screening, selection and voting during which the long list of nominees were narrowed down and then this final 10 selected.
The JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons (JCI TOYP) Programme is a Junior Chamber International initiative to formally recognise young people who excel in their chosen fields and create positive change.