Innocent Chukwuma, Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Co. Ltd has emerged winner of the `Car Maker of the Year’ 2020, Igbere TV leadership excellence awards.
The indigenous automaker defeated five other nominees during a seven-day voting by Nigerians via online platforms monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Other nominees included Parvir Singh (Nissan), Tokumbo Aromolaran (Hyundai), Jacky Hathiramani (Kia), and Mohammed Munir Jaafaru (Peugeot).
The award, endorsed by the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC), recognise and honour outstanding impacts of leaders across several sectors and industries in Nigeria.
Some of the award categories include : Man of the Year, Best Performing Governor of the Year, Businessman of the Year, Best Performing Minister of the Year and Best Performing LGA Chairman of the Year, among others.
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, Apostle Chinyere Chibuzor, Olakunle Churchill and Dr Betta Edu, are some of this years awardees in different categories. The 2020 awards presentations is slated for December.
Last year, President Muhammadu Buhari was recognised with the “2019 man of Integrity (in government)” award, while Las Vegas-based Nigerian billionaire Medical Doctor, Godwin Maduka was honoured and unveiled as the “2019 man of the year”.
The “Best Performing Governor of the Year” award was presented to Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State while the “Best performing Senator” award went to President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan
According to NAN, the award applauds excellence, achievements, performance, humanitarian activities and philanthropic gestures.