Dan’iya, Mahdi Gusau To Be Honored At Peace Achievers International Awards
Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Manir Muhammad Dan’iya and his counterpart from Zamfara State, Mr Mahdi Aliyu Gusau will be honored with the Peace Achievers International Award for national building and peace related programmes in their sectors.
Speaking to Daily Trust correspondent today in Abuja, Chairman, planning committee, Amb Kingsley Amafibe said the 9th Peace Achievers International Conference and Award to be held on the 27th November in Abuja was committed to honour deserving personalities across the world who have contributed to Africa’s and Nigeria’s peace and stability.
According to him, the event was a gathering of various personalities across Africa who have contributed to nation-building in their various sectors hence, the event in its last edition honoured Dr Attahiru Bafarawa, Senator Dino Melaye, Hon. Shina Peller amongst others.
Amafibe said at this years event, “many personalities have been pencil down for different categories of award for their contributions to peace in the country. Icon of Peace and nation-building, Peacebuilder/Award for excellence in community development, Peacebuilder/Award for excellence in community development and leadership skills and others, respectively.”
He said among those to be honoured this year are Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Executive Governor of Kano State, His Excellency, Engr Abdullahi Sule, Executive Governor of Nasarawa State,
Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, wife of the Kebbi state governor, Fatima Mohammed, Alhaji Ibrahim Ibrahim, Alhaji Suleiman Barau, Dr Anthony Ezekwugo, Adewale Aladejana, Dr Abelagi Fred Tersoo.
He mentioned others as High Chief Peters Higgins, Alh Dr Ummarun Kwabo AA Jarman Sokoto, Senator Shehu Sani, Alazigha Oweipa Emmanuel, Founder/National Leader, Amb Sara Abdul, Style Plus, Amb Opuama Akegbede JP,FCE, Amb Kingsley Azonobi and among others.
Amafibe said the award recognises individuals that have contributed immensely to nation-building, through peace-related programmes and advocacy, job creation and entrepreneurship.
“They will be honoured for their leadership roles and selfless service in peacebuilding and commitment to programmes that promote peace, youth and economic development,” he said.
Amafibe said the award categories will cover a vast range of sectors to prove the organizations promise on rewarding individuals from different walks of life.
He said “there are categories for excellence in youth empowerment, award for outstanding leadership in public sector governance, award for innovation and technology, award for NGO of the year to name a few.”
- November 14, 2020
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