In recognition of his invaluable contributions to the business development in Nigeria , Privilege Magazine honoured the Chairman ,Edi-Gen Group of Companies ,Chief Benjamin Omale with an award of excellence as the Nigerian Business of the Year 2020.
Chief Omale beat the likes of Aliko Dangote , Femi Otedola ,Mike Adenuga and other Nigerian billionaires in the online voting to emerge with over sixty thousands votes .
In brief remarks during the presentation ceremony at Edi-Gen Group Headquarters ,Kaduna on Wednesday , the Chief Executive Office of Privileged magazine, Hon. Victor Bobai, disclosed that Chief Benjamin Omale polled over 64,000 online votes.
According to him, Omale’s contributions to the solution of unemployment and investments in oil and gas sector in Kaduna as well as other parts of Nigeria are unprecedented,hence the consideration for the prestigious award .
In a chat with journalists shortly after the occasion , Hon. Victor Bobai said the Privilege Magazine leadership award was initiated in 2008 to honor and encourage outstanding personalities that are trying to make life easy for the people.
In his remarks after he was presented with the award , Chief Benjamin Omale who was apparently elated said the surprise gesture by the group of intellectuals coming together to honour him is no doubt the most encouraging machinery to do more for the benefit of humanity .
“I want to specially express my gratitude to all of you that sat down carefully, analysed and come out with something very special and unique to my life.”He said.
The business mogul however, said his decision to invest and employ people are simply to promote business and human development, but unknown not him , Nigerian are watching .
“I mostly count on what I do that people do not know am doing. That is, I respect what i do for you without your knowledge and I believed Privileged magazine key into these areas. So, I want to appreciate you because I never anticipated to be a member of this award.
“Onbehalf of the board and the management of Edi-Jen groups of companies, I want to sincerely thank you for teaming up and to encourage people like us.” He stated .
While thanking the organisers for the award , Omale said ,” God is the best rewarder of those who seek for the welfare of others” .
He is from the middle-belt area of Nigeria, an idoma man from Onyagede area of Benue State.