Araba Tech Boss Receives ‘PAN African Technology Icon Of the Year’ Award
TECHDIGEST – The Managing Director of Araba Technologies, Ambassador Segun H. Olugbile, has been awarded the ‘Pan African Technology Icon of the Year’ award by the Youth Partnership For Africa’s Development, YOUPAD.
The award is part of the Thomas Sankara Leadership Prize.
Powerful delegates of YOUPAD from Rwanda presented the award to Olugbile at his office in Abuja..
YOUPAD is a pan African Youth league with a core objective of building the youth in leadership and Entrepreneurship for the purpose of providing Africa with intellectually equipped youth to ensure a future Africa of our dreams achieved through an integrated, peaceful and prosperous African driven by her citizens and representing a dynamic youth force in the international arena.
The president of the association, Hon. Coubally Bn Hameed stated that Olugbile’s hard work and contribution to National development via the technology sector earned him the award.
” Your selfless leadership ideologies which are evident in the daily running of your office and the level of successes that have achieved in the technology sector, where you have been be able to use technology to positively transform the Nigerian economy.
“You are a team player who carries everyone along in your decision making irrespective of tribe, religion or gender.
“You are public servant with zero tolerance for corruption, nepotism or favoritism”, he added.
On his own parts, Amb. Olugbile dedicated the award to God and all stakeholders seeking good governance and development through technology.
“It is extremely amazing for me, without knowing that some groups are watching and inspired by my work in Nigeria, ECOWAS, AU, and at United Nations. All excellent glory and honour belong to the Almighty God alone in my humble adoration always.”
Mr Hameed eulogize Mr Olugbile for his charity to less Privileged and the downtrodden in the society as well as exemplary lifestyle which promotes the African moral values that worthy of emulation by the youth including others too numerous to be mentioned in prints.
He also revealed that some organization have bought into the idea of the association and are supporting, which includes Rwanda Chamber of Commerce and Service, Nigerian Association of Chamber of Commerce, Mines, Industry and Agriculture, International Chamber of Commerce, Ghana, South African Chamber of Commerce, among others.
“We are hoping to bring onboard similar bodies in other African countries with time”, he said.
” For the sake of our dear continent, you shouldn’t allow your high leadership providence to end at this level, you should take it to a high level politically where your good work and policy making can affect a larger number of people so when the leadership that will take over from us visits Nigeria, they will hear of your good work in higher places”, Mr Hameed requested.