African Integrity Magazine was established to promote strategic values and sustainable democracy that will engender honesty, transparency, accountability and good governance in global leadership, for a better society, devoid of corruption, moral decadence and social vices.
It is a matter of great concern that the time-honoured value of Integrity is terribly lacking in our generation in almost every strata of leadership especially in Africa. It is our mission and earnest resolve therefore, to ensure that the cherished value of Integrity is re-awakened and embraced by all personalities in leadership positions across Africa and the world, and also to re-direct and reposition African leaders into the Comity of respectable and honorable people of the world.
Leadership is a weapon of influence involving mentoring, molding, and modeling, as such everyone in a leadership position must have and maintain the highest standard of character, patriotism, and humanitarian inclination which in turn breeds the values of allegiance and subordination. Without the value of integrity, leadership becomes a naked weapon for destruction and social ruin, because integrity flows from the moral fabric of the individual.
We at African Integrity agree with the view of those scholars who propound that followership is the sequel to Leadership. Indeed this reality has manifested in many developed and developing nations. We believe that with Integrity, Africans and their leaders can turn the continent into the fastest developing political entity in no distant time. Human development history shows that there is simply no other option.
We celebrate them as role models, as embodiments of peace, hard work, patriotism, courage, forthrightness, discipline, humility, high moral standards, diligence, consistency of character, and selfless services. Their legacies are the roadmap that present and future generations need to find their way to ideals of life.
Our commitment to the popularization and propagation of this value system informed the conception of INTEGRITY MERIT AWARD that is of three categories: Global Leader of Integrity Merit Award, African LEADER of Integrity Merit Award and Integrity-Driven Service Delivery Excellence Award for Corporate organizations. Each of the respective awards is conferred annually to deserving global, African and Nigerian citizens found unblemished in a leadership positions and hold strongly to the culture of integrity in service and humanity.
The uniqueness of this award and our organization is all about upholding and celebrating Integrity. This we do through the organizing of conferences, seminars and symposia, where issues of international importance are discussed by eminent scholars drawn from across the world, and recommendations made to relevant government authorities.
The magazine which is circulated by subscription and direct sales is distributed across the African continent via various means of mass communication. African Integrity Magazine is highly recommended for advertisers, career men and women, politicians, academia, the general public, and people who are in need of accurate information on diverse issues and biographies of people of Integrity.
Our award organizing committee considers various criteria before conferring awards of Integrity on recipients. This include investigations, public opinion polls, media reports, assessment of the career performance of the recipient, evidence of philanthropic services to the less privileged in the society and the nation, evidence of proven integrity, honesty and transparency without records of criminal activities. We also consider organizations, companies and individuals who have contributed to community, national and international development.
Other criteria include assessment of politicians who have used their high offices to engender good governance and delivery of democracy dividends to the electorate, such as poverty alleviation, eradication of diseases and other health hazards. The awards are meant to recognize and encourage integrity and excellence through hard work and exemplary leadership.
AMB. ONWORDI ONICHABOR
ISA SUNDAY – ABUJA
ONWEANI FAITH – TOGO
KOFI KUMAH – EAST/CENTRAL AFRICA
OJUMU JOSEPH – GHANA
KUSIMO MOJISOLA – OLUWASEUN – S/AFR.
JOHN KOMLAN KLOUSSE – TOGO
NYANDE ABDUL RAQIB - GHANA
BARUWA MUYIDEEN OLALEKAN
DR. TONY EBIBOTEI
PROF. CHIMAROKE COLLINS
PROF ADEREMI AYOOLA