The Accord Party’s presidential candidate, Professor Christopher Imumolen, has dedicated his recent Outstanding Academic Achievement Award 2022, given to him by the influential Forbes magazine, to God, even as he has vowed to continue the giant strides he has made in empowering humanity through education in the last 13 years.
The youthful presidential candidate, who has made a name for himself as a philanthropist who is committed to causes aimed at uplifting humanity, was profuse with thanks to God for giving him the grace to fulfil his mission of adding value to human lives through his massive investments in education.
According to a citation read on his behalf by the awards panel, Professor Imumolen earned the recognition for demonstrating academic excellence in not only ensuring that he broke the barriers of deprivation to reach the zenith of his academic quests, but by consistently ensuring, through his scholarships initiatives, that other less privileged persons get the opportunity to access education for the purpose of maximising their potentials.
“I want to dedicate this award to the Almighty God for the grace He gave me to embark on this journey, which started 13 years ago,” an elated Imumolen said.
“Without God, it would have been impossible to achieve so much in terms of the numbers of people we have been able to support with both educational training systems and our scholarship schemes.
“I am proud to accept the Forbes Best of Africa: Outstanding Academic Achievement Award 2022. The recognition means a lot to me because it is a bold statement by Forbes on how they view the work I have been doing to illuminate the minds of millions of people globally.
“For us, this award is a pat on the back, and it is certain to inspire us to do more in the coming years.
“I will also like to thank the Foreign Investment Network and Forbes Global for this recognition.
“Our thanks also go to our team, our partners, and all those who have been supportive of our programmes from the beginning,” he added.
Forbes’ certificate of distinction is the latest in a series of recognitions that Imumolen will be adding to his impressive list of awards.
The president of the UNIC Foundation, an NGO that empowers young entrepreneurs, was conferred with the award as the Educationist Of The Year 2022 during the Leadership Excellence Awards supported by the African Union and the African Film Institute, which were held in Abuja last November.
He also holds the Oscar Of Humanitarian Civility and the Most Innovative Educational Personality in Africa awards, amongst others.
Thirty-nine-year-old Imumolen is presently campaigning to become Nigeria’s youngest civilian president ever this February.