PEARL Awards Project President, Tayo Orekoya

Organisers of the premium Capital Market Awards project, PEARL Awards Nigeria have assured that it will uphold the standard that has set it apart as the most sought-after recognition in the Nigeria Financial & Capital Markets when the 25th edition of the event is staged next month.

Speaking in Lagos, Tayo Orekoya, President of the Awards Project stated that the Awards Board of Governors comprising first class, time-tested professionals of proven integrity; the Awards Central Working Committee and Secretariat are irrevocably committed to the high standard for which the Awards Project is renowned over the past almost three decades.

Orekoya opined that the PEARL Awards team conducts their duty with a great sense of dedication in line with international best practices to deliver Awards utilising clearly defined and published criteria based on verifiable empirical data.

He enthused that with the high level of integrity that the Award has built over time, it cannot afford to do less.

“Having successfully delivered for over twenty-five years, covering the ultra-sensitive Financial & Capital Markets, The PEARL Awards now sits in a class of its own as the ultimate reward and a badge of the highest standard possible.”

He reiterated that the endorsement of the apex ruling body, the Securities & Exchange Commission well over a decade now underpins the PEARL Awards identity as the most authoritative reward for outstanding corporate excellence in Nigeria.

This he says keeps his team and the board of the Award on their toes and challenges them to uphold the standard for which the Awards Project is celebrated by Market players and other Stakeholders.

“There is a weight of responsibility that comes with adjudicating who the performers are. We are extremely mindful of the import of award, hence the continual commitment to standards & best practices in the Award process.” Orekoya added.

This year’s edition has been scheduled to hold on Sunday, November 27th at the Eko Hotel and Suite in Lagos, with the performance of the companies listed on the Nigerian Exchange in a full review.

Orekoya indicated that while the Central Working Committee is focused on cranking the performance numbers, they are also putting all in place arrangements to make the event an equally memorable social gathering for busy executives and other top movers and shakers of the economy who will be gathering at the A-rated event. “The other interesting part is the glamour and class the event brings to the fore in the social sphere. The atmosphere of conviviality and social interaction for executives of listed companies along with stakeholders driving the Nigerian economy cannot be


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