10th December, 2010
The maiden edition of The Eko Awards holds Sunday, 12 December, 2010 at the ExternalÂ Ballroom, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.
Dignitaries from all walks of life are expected to join the organisers at theÂ high-profile event organised to celebrate Nigerians from diverse origins that haveÂ made indelible contributions to the socio-economic growth of Lagos State since itsÂ creation in May 1967.
A privte sector initiative inspired by contemporary developments in the history ofÂ the state, The Eko Awardsâ€™ major objective is to recognise the pioneering efforts ofÂ several notable Nigerians whose world view transcended the confines of tribe andÂ gender as well as age and scholarship as reflected in their achievements andÂ contributions towards the development of the Lagos environment.
According to the chairman, Board of Directors, The Eko Awards, Mrs. Helen Efue, â€œtheÂ vision of The Eko Awards is to promote a high sense of responsibility, commitmentÂ and service in present and future generations of Nigerians by rewarding excellence.Â The awards will hold annually in furtherance of these ideals.â€