Eight Nigerians in the UK who have “broken the glass ceiling’’ have been honoured by the Nigerian-British Business Forum at a high-profile event in London.
The awards highlight the outstanding performances of some Nigerians in the diaspora, who break the odds to excel in foreign lands.
Records show that approximately 114,000 Nigerians reside in the UK as of July this year.
The awardees include Ibironke Adeagbo, Founder and CEO of IA-Foundation, the international group campaigning for the rights of Nigerian children to education.
Ms Adeagbo is also a renowned chartered accountant in Nigeria and the UK and Nigeria’s special envoy on health and safety.
The eight awardees were recognised for making significant contributions in various fields of endeavours in both the UK and Nigeria.
At a ceremony presided over by the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, Sarafa Isola, in London at the weekend, the awardees were honoured for making impacts in their professions and putting Nigeria on the global map of excellence.
The event tagged ‘Nigerian Achievers Awards’ also featured an exhibition and the launch of an 80-page ‘Ambassadors’ Compendium’, showcasing Nigerians who have made a difference in the UK.
Speaking at the event, Mr Isola expressed his excitement on the contributions being made by Nigerians in the UK, citing the exemplary achievements of the Nigeria-British Forum, which he said, had been at the forefront of promoting businesses between Nigeria and the UK.