The recognition event took place at the 27th Zik Prize organized by the Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre in Lagos
Obaseki expressed his gratitude for the award and pledged to continue serving diligently, emphasizing the significance of being acknowledged for good governance.
Professor Oramah emphasized the importance of the award, citing the values and principles of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, after whom the award was named. He stressed the need for economic independence and acknowledged his responsibility as a leader on the continent.
In the opening address, the Chairman of the Advisory Board, PPRAC, Jubril Aminu, called for a re-evaluation of Nigeria’s leadership system and emphasized the nation’s potential for sustainable development. Additionally, the Obi of Onitsha, Alfred Achebe, advocated for the preservation of the legacy of Nigeria’s first president, Nnamdi Azikiwe.
The Zik Prize was established in 1994 by the PPRAC in Lagos to promote and support leadership, public service, and good governance.