Abuja – The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Reporting, has nominated Prof. Attahiru Jega, former chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for Anti-Corruption Defender Award.
This is contained in a statement signed by Ms Motunrayo Alaka, Coordinator, Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday.
Jega, a professor of Political Science, played outstanding role in the success of the 2015 elections.
The statement said that the centre had also statement Mrs Bimbo Oloyede for Lifetime Award for Journalistic Excellence.
It said that Jega, who had written acceptance note to the centre, lauded the organisation for finding him worthy of the award.
It quoted Jega saying, “such an honour from a centre named after the great and revered Wole Soyinka is of considerable significance.”
The statement also quoted Oloyede in her acceptance note as saying, “from my interaction with the centre, it is clear that a lot of good work is being done to uplift our craft.
“Nothing will give me more pleasure than to accept the centre’s kind recognition and honour.’’
According to the statement, the centre will host public viewing of its documentary as part of activities to mark its 10th anniversary and in commemoration of human rights day.
The documentary is tagged ‘Report Women: The Untold Stories of Girls and Women in Nigeria.
The statement said Prof. Wole Soyinka would give the keynote address while 12 finalists would receive commendations and awards in different categories of investigative journalism. (NAN)