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JCI Nigeria unveils nominees for 2019 Outstanding Young Persons


Junior Chamber International, Nigeria, has unveiled top 30 nominees for this year’s 10 Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) for innovations and leadership skills in different fields of endeavour.

President of JCI, Senator Adetola Juyitan, revealed that the nominations went through three stages of scrutiny before arriving at the top 30, adding: “This top 30 went through assessment by the 2019 TOYP Organizing Committee.

“The first judging process was done by JCI Nigeria and the committee and the second process was conducted by selected independent panel of judges, while the results of the judges were verified by the official audit partner for the award.”

Juyitan stated that the award seeks to recognise outstanding achievements of young Nigerians under 40 for their hardwork and exemplary leadership in different areas of human endeavour, ranging from science, human right, entrepreneurship and health.


On his part, Chairperson of the committee, Oluwatosin Ligali, revealed that this year’s edition of the award received 1704 nominations, the second highest in the history of the awards.

Oluwatosin disclosed that the final top 10 would be determined by public voting, adding that the voting process is now open to members of the public via the organisation website. Voting is expected to run from June 25 to July 10.

Since 1983, JCI has recognised numerous young persons who have excelled in their chosen field of endeavours and created positive impact in their communities through the annual TOYP Award.

Notable personalities that have won the awards include Rotimi Amaechi, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ibukun Awosika, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti, Gbenga Sesan, Kanu Nwankwo, Kafayat Shafau, Linda Ikeji and Japheth Omojuwa.

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