Professor Ayobami Salami, Vice Chancellor of the Technical University, Ibadan, has been awarded the Pan African Excellence in Leadership Prize.
According to the orgnisers of the award, the Initiative for Positive Influence on African Youths (IPIAY), a continental youth organisation with headquarters in Uganda said Prof Salami was recognized for his immense contributions to the development of the African continent,
At the award held on Tuesday, IPIAY explained further that the prize was in acknowledgement of his iconic contributions to societal and human capital development.
Addressing guest present at the conferment ceremony, the Ivorian Vice Chairman of the association, Ambassador Kwasi Akin, said the recipient emerged through a rigorous procedure that involved series of multilayered screening among the diverse members of the organisation.
In his response to the honour done on him, Professor Salami expressed shock at his emergence saying “I am speechless, but encouraged”.
He, however, commended the organisers for their integrity and thoughtfulness, noting that they have demonstrated that all hope is not lost for the African continent.