Luke Okojie is a media magnate, an experienced communication expert specialising in Public Relations, Advertising and Print Journalism. He is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Accolade Communications Limited, a media platform on which he has contributed his quota in the industry and towards the growth and development of our dear country. With an enviable track record of being an enthusiastic operator in Small and Medium Enterprises, his foray into public relations and communications fulfils his desire to form a conglomerate targeted at wealth creation and employment generation with substantial economic growth.
He is skilled in Event Planning, Customer Service, Strategic Planning and Marketing Strategy.
This Strong business development professional is a 1990 graduate from the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is a SMEs Business and Life Coach and a brand specialist, and a Fellow of several institutes, including the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC).
Luke Okojie‘s new found interest in the internet and digital marketing is infectious. The Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, OFR, has recognised him as a HeForShe person for his egalitarian and equal gender society campaign. He is that person that knows no impossibility as he finds opportunities even in unlikely places. He is a leader par excellence, compassionate philanthropist, bridge builder, reformist, community leader, astute administrator, and selflessly patriotic.
Known for his unique charisma, Okojie possesses a remarkable aura that enables him to interact across class divides and mixes well with the high and mighty without losing his essential values and orientation. He is a lover of peace, a conciliator and an arbitrator. He is a Convener/ current Executive Secretary of Accolade Ambassadors.
Professor Olusesan Oliyide , former Dean, Faculty of Law, Onabanjo Olabisi University, Ago Iwoye to deliver a lecture on Accolade Communications’ 15th Anniversary and unveiling two new books; 100 Distinguished Nigerian Engineers and 100 Audacious Nigerian Women on the15h of December 2022 at the15th Anniversary of his company; Accolade Communications Limited. This is the 6th and 7th compendia of Accolade Communications. The company has previously published five compendia namely: NIGERIA@50: LEADERS PAR EXCELLENCE (2010); NIGERIAN ROLE MODELS( VOL 1, 2015); NIGERIAN ROLE MODELS( VOL 2, 2017); AUDACIOUS (2019); and NIGERIA @ 60: 60 LEADERS PAR EXCELLENCE (2020).
At the Anniversary ceremony, few distinguished Nigerians will be honoured at the occasion with African Leaders Par Excellence Award 2022.100 AUDACIOUS NIGERIAN WOMEN. No matter how slow or retarded our growth as a nation may be, it is important to note that, there are some notable and audacious Nigerian women whose selfless and unflinching efforts have lifted this country from the doldrums occasioned by lack of purposeful and visionary leadership. Although history is replete with records of the roles our founding fathers played in our evolutionary movement to nationhood, such records would be incomplete without profiling and updating them regularly to include the emerging new generation of women who have equally contributed in no small measures towards the growth and development of the present day Nigeria. We have them in academia, politics, the medical profession, the law profession, the journalism profession, law enforcement agencies, small and large-scale entrepreneurship and all other walks of life – these women are pathfinders in strategic sectors whose contributions to national development cannot be downplayed. Intriguingly enough, statistics from economic experts hold that about 30% of the registered entrepreneurial businesses in Nigeria are owned and managed by women. Arguably, Nigeria has had ‘more female entrepreneurs’ than any other country. Very sadly, despite the immeasurable and unquantifiable contributions and efforts of these formidable women to the nation’s economy, it is however conspicuous that, these women are being unacknowledged and underreported by the media in all facets of life. Summarily, Accolade Communications Limited (the publishers) has conscientiously screened many entries and nominations out of which only 100 outstanding Nigerian women were selected based on patriotic selflessness displayed in their professional, corporate, private and public service endeavours. Expectedly, this book will spur other women who may crave to be recognized to consciously live above board in their respective areas of human endeavours.
100 DISTINGUISHED NIGERIAN ENGINEERS Nigeria, like other underdeveloped countries, has come a long way in its efforts at Nation – Building. Apart from politics, one of the sustainable legacies of colonialism has been Human Capital Development. Thus, in the post-colonial era, Nigeria was fast at developing various professional sectors, including the Engineering Sector, and that sector has provided the wheel on which national development has ridden towards the anticipated breakthrough in science and technology for the country. Every aspect of engineering offers a dependable pillar that supports our quest for technological advancement, and as Nigeria continues to struggle to meet up with its developmental agenda, every sector must contribute its quota towards the attainment of that national goal. The Engineering Sector has been very reliable in the government’s expectation of sectoral contribution toward socio-economic growth. Thus, the contributions of this very key Sector of the nation’s economy cannot be over-emphasized. Consequently, there are engineers, individually and collectively who have contributed in their professional capacities to the growth and development of Nigeria, and such deserve to be recognized for their selfless contributions toward socio-economic growth and overall national development. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, 100 top Nigerian Engineers have been carefully selected from all engineering professional groups in Nigeria to be specifically honoured by featuring them in this great compendium titled “100 DISTINGUISHED NIGERIAN ENGINEERS”, published by Accolade Communications Limited to mark the 15th Anniversary of the company. Dr Luke Okojie Managing Director/Editor in Chief.