Four Nigerians – Isaiah Owolabi, Kelvin Ogholi, Nkechikwu Azinge and Oladipupo Ajiroba – will be presented the inaugural Queen’s Young Leaders Awards, on Monday, at the United Kingdom’s Buckingham Palace, Punch reports.
The awards which will be presented by the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II are being given to exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth. Other beneficiaries of the awards include nationals from Canada, India, Cameroon and South Africa have three winners each.
According to the report, the winners of the award are aged between 18 and 29 and are being recognized by the UK monarch for taking the initiative to support others, raise awareness and inspire change on a variety of different issues including education, gender equality, mental health and disability equality.
“We are very much looking forward to welcoming the first Queen’s Young Leaders to London on the 22nd (of June). It will be such an honour to witness these exceptional young people receiving their awards from Her Majesty the Queen for their incredible work in their countries and across the Commonwealth,” the Executive of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Dr. Astrid Bonfield, said.
In addition to meeting the UK monarch, the winners before receiving their awards at the palace will be meeting the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron.