Nigerian Prize for Leadership
Frequently Asked Questions
Unlike other efforts, the NPL comes with a Prize money for the Prize Winner’s future leadership activities, including, mentoring of a segment of ‘successor generation’ of leaders through the NPL – Protege Leadership Programme.
The Prize is envisaged to be the highest and most credible single Leadership Prize in Nigeria. It targets Nigerians of all ages who have shown remarkable and sustainable prowess, success, creativity and exemplary leadership skills in their endeavours through compelling commitment to personal, corporate, ethical and social values.
One (1) person per season (per year)
No, NPL is private sector driven; it is an initiative of Leadership Advancement Foundation (LEAF), driven and promoted by some eminent Nigerians who comprise members of the Governing Board. However, being a Pan Nigerian project, the Prize will be willing to partner with government at any level to achieve its desired objectives, as may be considered appropriate by the Governing Board.
Funding will be through grants, supports, donations and sponsorship by Organisations or Individuals and Partners
The Nigerian Prize for Leadership (NPL) is open to all Nigerians of every age. In addition, it runs a Protégé Leadership Programme (PLP), targeted at young persons between ages 18-35 years old.
The winners of PLP will be attached to the winner of NPL for a season. There will also be an International Leadership Clinic and Exhibition targeted at the youths. This is intended to be a forum that brings together outstanding leaders from within and outside Nigeria, to showcase and share their ideas and thoughts on leadership with young people, covering trends, principles and applications.
NPL is passionate about youth development and has designed other programmes targeted at the youths, to be unveiled as time goes on.
The Prize presentation ceremony holds on December 12 of each year, beginning from year 2020.
The Prize is presented annually, after a careful, meticulous and rigorous process that begins with setting out the selection criteria and guidelines by an independent Technical Team of Experts (TTE), to precede call for entries/nominations. Collated entries and nominations will be assessed by another independent Assessment and Recommendation Panel (ARP), before the Governing Board considers and decides on the final outcome.
The winner of the Prize for each season will be presented with:
- A Medal of Honour
- A Plaque of Excellence; and
- A Monetary sum, to be decided by the Governing Board.
The Winner will make a statement at the presentation ceremony of the succeeding season, to share his experience marking the end of his/her season and handing over to his/her successor. The Winner will train some youths under the Protégé Leadership Programme (PLP) during the season.