Daily Trust, a leading independent newspaper in Nigeria, has called for nominations from exemplary personalities for the coveted 2021 African of the Year award.
In a statement released over the weekend, Nura Daura, Acting Managing Director of Media Trust limited, publishers of Daily Trust, said the ideal candidates should be ordinary Africans who have made extraordinary contributions to humanity in n ‘ any area from any part of the continent. .
Applications are open from August 22, 2021 to October 22, 2021 midnight.
Daura revealed that the award consists of three components, namely a permanent plaque, a certificate of merit and a cash award for the benefit of the winner or their chosen charity project.
Valid entries for the 2021 award will be for work, events or activities undertaken by the nominee between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021, and applications must be made online at award.dailytrust.com.
The eventual winner will be selected by a six-member prize committee chaired by Festus Mogae, former president of Botswana.
The other members of the committee who represent the regional blocks of Africa are: Mona Omar (North Africa), Amadou Mahtar Ba (West Africa), Gwen Lister (Southern Africa) and Rigobert MINANI BIHUZO (Central Africa), Kabiru Yusuf, chairman of the board of directors of Media Trust limited, represents the promoters of the award.
Daura stressed that a winner will come out, strictly based on the selection criteria and not on the number of entries submitted on his behalf.
He also revealed that the presentation ceremony for the 2021 edition of the African Prize of the Year will be held in Abuja, Nigeria, in January 2022.