Junior Chamber International (JCI) celebrates 10 outstanding Young Nigerians at the 2015 The Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) award ceremony.
The award is aimed at motivating and encouraging young Nigerians, by celebrating young business owners and social entrepreneurs from all over the country.
TOYP, a global initiative of the Junior Chamber International which is being replicated in Nigeria, concentrates on formally recognizing young persons who are making giant strides in their chosen fields and creating positive impact on other people, their community and the society at large.
This year’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) were: Adebola Olomo, Oresanwo Lolade, Odjenima Atinuke, Araba Steven Omogbolahan, Uyi-Aivinhenyo Patricia, Abdulkadir Mukhtar, Onitiju Ibukun, Akintayo Stephen, Steve Harris and Olawale Rotimi.
According to the organisers, out of 130 nominations received, 20 were selected. They were further screened by a panel. The public then voted for the final 10. The process was anchored by the JCI’s TOYP Team, panel and a team from the international auditing firm – KPMG.
TOYP Chairperson, Adetola Juyitan, said:
“This year’s TOYP is coming with an unprecedented class, which is reflected through the quality of shortlisted nominees, the quality of the judges, the audit process managed by KPMG, the organisation of the grand finale of the event, among other things.
Junior Chamber International, Nigeria has been participating at the international level over the years, and beyond hosting the edition, we will be taking advantage of the platform of this year’s programme to re-reinforce the presence of JCI in Nigeria.”