Kida, Olopade, Monimitchelle, Olanlege, Others Shine At 7th City Merit Awards

By Akeem Busari

The 7th edition of the prestigious City Merit Awards 2020 tagged ‘Lockdown Decisions’ has thrown up some interesting awardees.

The annual event which is organized by Bulfazi Media Services in conjunction with New Media Editors of Nigeria, Nigeria Sports Centre and Better Soceity Foundation began the presentation of its certificate of honour, December, to deserving individuals and organisations, home and diaspora, who have distinguished themselves in their various fields.

Some of the awards recipients included President, NBBF, Engr. Ahmadu Musa Kida, who won the Best Sports Administrator; Bukola Olopade, Best Sports Entrepreneur; Bayo Olanlege, Best State Football Administrator; Monimitchelle Sports Facility Company, received the ‘Most Innovative Sports Business; Prince Dapo Ajibade, was voted Best Football Promoter.

Others included Boluwaji Ogunmola of BCOS TV who was voted as Best Sports Journalist in Nigeria, and France based Babatunde Ojora, as Best Sports Journalist( Diaspora). While Rev. Samuel Ikpea and David Doherty (TeamNigeria UK) won the Most Important Sports Personality and Most Valuable Sports Personality respectively.

According to the National Coordinator of the event, Asiwaju Akeem Busari, the annual awards is aimed at recognising and celebrating individuals and organisations who have positively impacted the society in their different ways.

” This year’s edition of the City Merit Awards was tagged ‘Lockdown Decisions’, in view of the uniqueness of this year that is synonymous with the coronavirus pandemic that ravaged the world.

“Despite the socio-economic strangulations, these individuals and organisations were relentless in their various fields. And of course, kept their chosen fields bubbly and to the benefits of the world, ” Busari remarked.

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