- November 19, 2018
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: Akwa Ibom
The proprietor of Ituen football academy, Prince Idongesit Ituen, has emerged as one of the recipients of the prestigious Africa Value Awards 2018 where he bagged Grassroots Sports Personality of the Year.
The awards ceremony held at the Nigerian Air Force Conference Centre, Abuja had the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo as special guest of honour.
According to the organizers of the awards, Ituen’s nomination for the award was in recognition of his selfless investment in grassroots sports development in the country.
The 2018 Edition of the Africa Value Awards established to honor prominent Africans, including performing presidents, governors, diplomats and legislators as well as organisations that have promoted the Value and Positive image of the Africa continent is facilitated by Africa Value Awards, Value Reorientation and Development.
Other awardees included Chairman FIRS, Babatunde Fowler and Chairman of Oranto Petroleum, Prince Authur Eze while Professor Patrick Lumumba got Award for Effective Leadership and Academic Excellence. Other recipients include Moses Siasia, Jammal Muhammed as well as posthumous award for Peace and Defence to the late African icons Nelson Mandela and Koffi Anan.