Having succeeded with the 2019 Nigeria @59 National Day Awards in Singapore, Trade Nigeria has decided to bring the event home in 2020.
The event which is designed to celebrate Nigerians who have distinguished themselves across all works of life, will have 6000 people honoured in 60 categories, according the Chief Executive Office of Trade Nigeria, Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George.
“The vision is to Market Nigeria at 60 through encouraging education; supporting cross-cultural exchange and inspiring excellence among the people” , adding that “The programme will carefully select and recognize notable personalities from across Nigeria, who have distinguished themselves in meritorious and selfless service to the nation from 1960 to 2020”
Hon. Buchi George said the event will inspire more Nation building activities in line the with the Federal Government’s quest for quick economic recovery and sustainability in the country.
Nigeria @60 National Day Awards 2020 will also hold alongside Nigeria Economic Forum in FCT Abuja making up part of the 60-day programme designed to celebrate Nigeria’s 6oth Independence in grand style. The celebration is proposed to start from Tuesday September 1, 2020 to Saturday October 31, 2020.
With the members the Office of The Secretary to the Government of the Federation Abuja in attendant at the Singaporean edition of the event in 2019, Trade Nigeria is seeking the same partnership and endorsement to achieve the goals of the event especially where it concerns celebrating Nigeria at 60.
“We have picked Wednesday, September 30, 2020 for the event and so far we are working hard on every necessary partnerships and endorsements needed to make it happen”
“We have a great team who knows where to look when selecting people for the awards and the process has already begun and we can’t wait for that day to come”, he said.
Development partners to the event include Federal Government through its agencies as well as state governments and other private institutions.
Trade Nigeria is a registered Nigerian Organization that Promotes Local and International Trade; facilitates foreign direct investment and research in the areas of business development, investment policy and trade promotions.