Oba Tejuoso, Lagos Education Commissioner, Others Bag Flannel’s Awards

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Foremost traditional ruler, Oba Adedapo Adewale Tejuoso, the Osile of Oke Ona Egbaland is among prominent Nigerians that have won the Flannel Business School Awards.

The monarch has won the Best Royal Compendium Award with his book, “30 years on the throne of my forefathers”.

The book, which is the first of its kinds in the royal circle within Nigeria is a three volume compendium that gives the vivid accounts of the life, challenges and breakthroughs of the revered Yoruba king.

According to Mr. Lawrence Omidiora, the Director General of the Flannel Business School, Lagos, Oba Tejuoso will be formally presented with the award at a “Book Roundtable Discourse and Awards 2022” on Tuesday August 16, 2022.

He also disclosed that the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo and the National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers Comrade Audu Titus-Amba will also receive awards.

Adefisayo will be receiving the Award of Excellence in Education Leadership while Titus Amba will get the Award of Excellence in Union Leadership, Omidiora said.

To him, Adefisayo became a recipient, following her performance, especially during COVID-19 pandemic in which she prevented Lagos school pupils from contracting the dreaded Coronavirus.

Adefisayo’s innovation in the area of technology ensured that the teachers could teach and pupils had access to learning despite COVID-19. “This was noticed and it qualified her for the prestigious award,” Omidiora said

Apart from individuals awards, Flannel has also identified a few book publishing houses across the country that have contributed immensely to reading culture as recipients of its prestigious awards.

Omidiora mentioned Learn Africa to receive the Award of Leadership in Book Culture; Evans Publishers for Book Excellence Award; CSS Limited to bag the Iconic Publisher Award; the Extension Publications as the Book Entrepreneur of the year while Rasmed Publications/Accessible Publishers will be decorated with the Book Innovator Award.

He explained that the FBS, organisers of the “Book Roundtable Discourse and Awards” did not just come up with the list of awards recipients but a panel of judges comprising seasoned educationists and publishers selected them.

The Roundtable Discourse and Awards will have former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the chairman while the Guest Speaker is the Founder of Centre for Value in Leadership, Professor Pat Utomi.

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