Port-Harcourt Named Host City of The 2012 Future Awards

The central working committee for The Future Awards is excited to announce that Port Harcourt – selected by UNESCO as the World Book Capital 2014 – is the official host city for The Future Awards 2012. The event will hold on 25th and 26th August in the Rivers State capital.

“Exciting things are happening with Port Harcourt, and we are proud that its inspiring governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has decided to support the vision of young leaders from across Nigeria by hosting this year’s event,” said Obiageli Ezekwesili who sits on the Board of The Future Awards.

The committee also announced TonyElumelu (MFR) as keynote speaker for this year’s awards. Mr. Elumelu, acknowledged globally as one of Africa’s most influential entrepreneur and the proponent of Africapitalism, is the chairman of Heirs Holdings and founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation.

Season 7 of The Future Awards was launched on May 29, and the organisers have gone around the country engaging young Nigerians, which ended with a spectacular reception for the Nominees in Lagos. The winners in all 21 categories will be unveiled at the awards event.

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