Cornerstone Media International, organisers of the Prominent Oyo People’s Award, POPA, have said the need to recognize individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves in their contribution towards the growth and development of the state is the main reason why they have decided to stage the event.
This, according to organisation, will motivate the present leaders including the future ones through recognizing the persons and organizations that have contributed remarkably to the development of the state.
According to its spokesperson, Ajibola Afolayan, the ceremony which comes up on September 8th, 2017 in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, is segmented into 3 activities which he explained as the prominent Oyo people’s award ceremony, POPA After-party and the prominent Oyo people’s magazine/online TV (POP-MAG & POP-TV)
He added that the organisation’s focus “is to motivate the industrious sons and daughters of the state from various fields of endeavors through recognizing the persons and organizations that have contributed remarkably to the development of the state.”
He continued: “The Prominent Oyo People’s Award Ceremony is geared at recognising excellent individuals and organisations that has contributed immensely to the advancement of the developmental sector of the state. Our POPA After-Party is designed to be a fun, exciting and A-List networking event that will have in attendance bunches of diplomats, professionals, political office holders, entertainers, top business entrepreneurs, etc from Nook and Crannies of the state and outside. Prominent Oyo People’s Magazine/Online TV (POP-MAG, POP-TV) seeks to draw attention to areas of developmental needs in the State with the view of proffering solutions.”
He added that: “Nevertheless, the magazine/TV will have two sections which will include an informative session that will be drawn from front burner issues that challenge development in the state and a section that will relate to charitable ideals and personalities. Through these methods we hope to build bridges across the gaps that exist in our society today, which has fuelled the problem of inequality and underdevelopment.”