Eight outstanding Nigerians in the UK, who have “broken the glass ceiling’’ have been honoured by the Nigerian-British Business Forum at a high profile event in London.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the awards highlight the outstanding performances of some Nigerians in the diaspora, who break the odds to excel in foreign lands.
Records show that approximately 114,000 Nigerians reside in the UK as at July this year.
The awardees include Mrs Ibironke Adeagbo, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of IA-Foundation, the international group campaigning for the rights of Nigerian children to education.
Adeagbo is also a renowned chartered accountant in Nigeria and UK as well as Nigeria’s special envoy on health and safety.
The eight awardees were recognized for making significant contributions in various fields of endeavours in both the UK and Nigeria.
At a ceremony presided over by the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, Amb. Sarafa Isola, in London at the weekend, the awardees were praised for making impacts in their professions and for putting Nigeria on the global map of excellence.
The event tagged “Nigerian Achievers Awards’’ also featured an exhibition and the launch of an 80-page “Ambassadors’ Compendium,’’ showcasing some Nigerians who have made the difference in the UK over the years. (Nation)