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EU, AU & UN Officials Celebrate Sanwo-Olu's Outstanding Leadership


  • Babajide Sanwo-Olu was commended for representing the future of Africa in terms of leadership, transparency, effexiecy respect for ethics.


In a remarkable convergence of global leaders and changemakers, Lagos State

Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was honored with the prestigious Le Prix De La Fondation award at the Crans Montana Forum 2024. The award, a recognition of his visionary leadership, was presented under the high patronage of HRH Prince Jean de Luxembourg.

The ceremony was graced by the presence of Mr. Miguel Angel Moratinos, the High Representative of the United Nations for the Alliance of Civilizations, and Mr. Didier Reynders, the European Commissioner for Justice and the Rule of Law. Their participation underscored the significance of Governor Sanwo-Olu's contributions to fostering unity and progress.


Ambassador Jean-Paul Carteron, founder of the esteemed Crans Montana Forum, lauded Governor Sanwo-Olu as "the most impressive speaker" at the June session in Brussels, which focused on the challenges facing Africa.


The Governor's eloquent discourse and insightful perspectives on African integration into the global framework resonated with the various Boards of the Forum, leading to a unanimous decision to extend this honor as "the most impressive speaker "

In his acceptance speech, Governor Sanwo-Olu emphasized the pivotal role of Africa in shaping the future of the universe. He highlighted the continent's energetic, young, and dynamic population, along with its abundant natural and mineral resources, as key drivers for change. "We, as leaders, have the solemn responsibility to deliver this change," he asserted, acknowledging the weight of the task ahead.


Governor Sanwo-Olu's social media reflected his pride and gratitude: "Today, I was presented with Le Prix De La Fondation award at the Crans Montana Forum. We are pleased..." His message conveyed a deep appreciation for the recognition and a renewed commitment to the people of Lagos State and the broader African continent.

The Governor also extended his heartfelt thanks to the organizers on behalf of the government and people of Lagos State, reinforcing the collective spirit that underpins his administration's efforts.


This accolade not only celebrates Governor Sanwo-Olu's outstanding leadership but also heralds a new era of African integration into the world stage. It is a momentous occasion for Lagos State and Nigeria, signaling a bright and promising future for Africa's role in the global community.



Fello Distinguished Recipients of Le Prix De La Fondation 2024


The Crans Montana Forum 2024 was not only a platform for recognizing the exceptional leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu but also a celebration of global excellence. Among the esteemed recipients of Le Prix De La Fondation were Mr. Azali Assoumani, President of the Union of the Comoros, whose visionary governance has propelled his nation forward; Mrs. Fatima Maada Bio, First Lady of Sierra Leone, who has been a beacon of hope and empowerment for women; Mr. Mohammed Abu Hammour, a financial maestro whose acumen has been instrumental in banking innovations; and Mr. Mario Giro, a dedicated Mediator for Peace with the Community of Sant’Egidio, whose tireless efforts have fostered reconciliation and understanding across divides. Each laureate, with their unique contributions, has etched an indelible mark on the tapestry of progress and unity, embodying the spirit of Le Prix De La Fondation.

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