The Chairman of Zenith Bank, Mr. Jim Ovia has emerged winner of the September edition of the Make it. Entrepreneur of the Month award.
Make It is Nigeria’s first online newspaper for entrepreneurs.
The top banker who is also the Chairman of Quantum Capital Nigeria, is the founder of the Jim Ovia Foundation, an organisation dedicated to empowering youths and technology entrepreneurs in the country.
The editorial board of “make it” chose Ovia for his advocacy and support of Nigerian youths and the development of ICT entrepreneurship in the country.
The recognition also comes with the Badge of Honour for outstanding entrepreneurs.
“make it” said as part of its corporate goals, it aims to inspire more Nigerians to embrace entrepreneurship as the surest path to a brighter future, by regularly celebrating in a spectacular way entrepreneurs who have broken great barriers to excel.
“We are convinced that honouring distinguished and successful entrepreneurs will motivate millions of younger Nigerian entrepreneurs who have almost given up hope,” the newspaper said.
In August, the winner of the entrepreneur award was the Vice Chairperson of Famfa Oil, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija.
Every month, “make it” chooses a notable entrepreneur who has for many years built successful businesses and mentored others, for the honour.