The Governing council of the Garden City Advancement Award, in a press conference held on the 27th of September 2021, in Port Harcourt, announces the date for the 7th edition and unveil the names of nominees for the voting category, this is in her readiness to deliver the Heroic Edition of the most anticipated GACAAWARDS 2021. 

The organizers of the event publicly re-assures the corporate world and the good people of Nigeria that the brand is very much alive, with the announcement of the date for the 2021 edition of the award ceremony which didn’t hold last year because of the outbreak of the novel corona-virus.

The GACAAward is an innovative platform that identifies and celebrates individuals, corporate organizations and government that have distinguished themselves by championing the course for excellence, capacity building, job creation, community development, service delivery and purposeful leadership. This platform brings together distinguished guests every year to celebrate noteworthy achievements in all fields of human endeavor and also set a standard benchmark for excellence, while promoting peace and development in the region.

This announcement was made by the principal partner of the prestigious Garden City Advancement Award, Mr. Robinson Koyoyo, alongside the Group’s Executive Director Mr. Ovunda Rhaj Oti.

Mr. Robinson Koyoyo in his office statement said the event scheduled to hold on the 7th November 2021 at Aztech Arcum Event Center, Port Harcourt. 5pm Red Carpet and 6pm main event. In the same vein he also announced that the theme of this year’s event is; Promoting Growth and Investment in the Niger Delta (Key success factors), He also said the theme will be used in highlighting the need for implementation of policies that will promote growth and re-investment after a pandemic. Because individuals and corporate organizations at award dinner will be encouraged to consistently improve on the standard of business operations and efforts towards developing a more economically viable society.


Mr. Ovunda Oti Rhaj, said GACAAWARDS as it is fondly called is the biggest and the most anticipated corporate award event in the Niger Delta and for the past 6 editions the brand has modelled excellence and demonstrated competence in celebrating outstanding accomplishments and commitment towards peace and unity in the region. He expressed satisfaction with the level of public participation in the nomination process and called on the general public to ensure they visit the official site and vote their preferred nominee and the listed categories

The Award Screening Committee Secretary, Barr. Obinichi Ugo; said that this year’s nominations were well over two thousand cutting across indigenes and non-indigenes within and outside the Niger Delta which made the screening process more tedious then other years. And this was done under the strict supervision of credible external auditors. He further added that all nominees go through a rigorous screening processes before been awarded the Platinum Honors for their exceptional performances.

Mrs. Nita Mordi, the Branding Executive said Since GACAAWARDS is a private sector initiative, already known for her commitment to deliver high quality and credible event, that the Brand will continually create rich content to help in keeping a positive narrative for the Niger-Delta region, hoping to use the award platform to call for sustainable Peace, development, continuous job creation, capacity building, integrity, accountability and productivity.

In conclusion the organizers clarified that some categories are honorary while some are up for voting, that after doing the due diligence for all nominations, those voting categories and the nominees are published on our official website for voting. The voting will commence on the 30th of September 2021 and will close on the 10th of October 2021 by 11:59pm. 

To vote, Follow the steps below:

  1. visit gacaaward.org/vote. wait for the platform to load.
  2. Select the category you want to vote in
  3. Click on the nominee you wish to vote for
  4. Check the “I’m not a robot” security captcha
  5. Click the vote button and your vote will be recorded.

Note: You can vote again on same Category after one hour. 

Results will be displayed automatically between 6pm and 8pm everyday of voting.