The Prize, a recognition for outstanding acts of leadership, is presented anually, after a careful, meticulous and rigorous process that begins with the Technical Team of Experts (TTE) setting out the selection criteria and guidelines, then the Assessment and Recommendation Panel (ARP), after which the Governing Board gives the final approval.
The winner of the Prize for each season will be presented with:
- A Medal of Honour
- A Plaque of Excellence
- A Monetary sum.
He/She will make a statement at the presentation ceremony of the succeeding season, sharing his experience to mark the end of his/her season and handing it over to his/her successor. The Protégé Leadership Programme (PLP) is part of the activities undertaken by each Prize Winner during the season.
The prize is open to all Nigerians, irrespective of gender, religion, age, ethnicity, and field of endeavour. The process of selection and emergence of a winner shall be consistently credible and transparent. The selection process for each season is as follows:
Members of the Technical Team of Experts (TTE)
ENGR. MANSUR AHMED
President Manufacturers Association of Nigeria; Group Executive Director (Stakeholder Relations and Corporate Communication), Dangote Group
SENATOR HELEN ESUENE
Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; and Former Minister of Environment and Housing
DR SARAH ALADE, OON, FNIOR, FCIB
Former Acting Governor (2014); Deputy Governor (2007 - 2017), Central Bank of Nigeria.
PROF. K. MOSTO ONUOHA, FAS, FNAPE, FNMGS,
Former President, Nigerian Academy of Science; and Member, Committee of Assessor's, Nigeria National Order of Merit (NNOM).
PROF. OLUWATOYIN OGUNDIPE
Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos
ALH. MUHAMMED IMAM YAHAYA, OFR, FCIB
Former Group Managing Director/CEO, Union Bank Plc; and Chairman Board of Directors, Centre for Integrated Health Programme
MR. JOHN MOMOH, OON
Chairman/CEO Channels Media Group; and Former Chairman, Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria
DR UMAR BUBA BINDIR
SSG Adamawa State
Criteria For Assessment of Nominees And Selection of Winners of The Nigerian Prize for Leadership (NPL)
The Technical Team of Experts (TTE) was constituted and engaged by the Board to set out appropriate national criteria and guidelines for measurement and assessment of nominees and selection of winners of Nigerian Prize for Leadership. The outcome of their over three months research, brainstorming and dialogue is the eight (8) Leadership Barometers and over thirty Attributes, for measuring and assessing leadership in Nigeria. The nine barometers are: