Friday, 29 June 2012
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Honoured By The National Conference Of Black Mayors in America
Former Governor of Lagos State and national leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was yesterday honoured by the National Conference of Black Mayors in America.
The association held its 38thannual convention recently in Atlanta, Georgia and Tinubu was presented with the association’s highest award, the President’s Award.
The Executive Director of the National Conference of Black Mayors in America Vanessa Williams presented the award to Tinubu in Lagos and said it was based on merit.
“We searched for African leaders who have made great impact in linking African-Americans with Africans towards positive development and you emerged as one of such”. She said.
The daughter of the first black speaker of the state of Nevada Vanessa William also revealed that the association had followed the stewardship of the ex Governor Asiwaju Tinubu in the areas of support for people in Africa and Diaspora.
She continued: “You have linked your international experience with national experience to chart a path for development for your people. You fit our bill of leaders who think locally, but act globally and we thank you”.