Proven Integrity Communications Network Ltd, Publishers of 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, moulding and modelling, as such everyone in 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 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 which 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 of Integrity Merit Award and Africa Business Integrity Award. Each of the respective awards is conferred annually to deserving global, African and Nigerian citizens found unblemished in leadership position 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 organization 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.
Our team of professional journalists and Editors is headed by a versatile and erudite journalist with many years of experience in journalism practice in the person of Onwordi Onichabor – President/Editor-in-Chief, Goffery Umeh – Executive Editor and others.
The magazine which is circulated by subscription and direct sales is distributed across 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.
The Advisory board members are made up of men and women of Good Character including High Chief Emmanuel Ochi, Chairman, Middle Belt Traditional council, Nigeria; Hajia Damata Sulemana, former Ghana’s Parliamentarian; Dr. Mohammed Bello Tambawel, an accomplished Accountant and Former Director, Supreme Court of Nigeria; Gen. I.B.M. Haruna, former Minister of Information, Nigeria, and Prof. Eshett Thomas, Fmr Deputy V.C FUTO
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 towards 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.
Head of Nigeria Operations
OBOITE RAPHEAL ARMSTRONG
OLUMIDE AKANDE AYODELE
ONWEANI FAITH – TOGO
KOFI KUMAH – EAST/CENTRAL AFRICA
OJUMU JOSEPH – GHANA
AKINTOLA BOLANLE - 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
Logistics & Transport
ALHAJI HASSAN MOHAMMED KOGUNA
Pioneer Grand Patron
LATE. AMB. OLUSEGUN OLUSOLA
Advisory Board Members
PROF ESHETT THOMAS
HIGH CHIEF EMMANUEL OCHI
HAJIA DAMATA SULEMANA
BISHOP ANTHONY MENSAH
DR. MOHAMMED TAMBAWEL
GEN. IBM HARUNA