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Gov Dankwambo, 2Face, Ali Nudu & others set to be honoured at Northern Nigeria Peace Awards

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Prominent individuals from the Northern region will be honoured at the awards for their contribution to the development of the region.

Among those who will be honoured by the organisers are Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, Musa Aquila, Veteran Actor Ali Nuhu, Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Mattew Hassan Kukah, Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II, Innocent Idibia, Panshak  Zamani ,Actress Halima Abubakar, Aliko Dangote, Former IG of Police Ibrahim Coomassie, TY Danjuma, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Abdul Samad Rabiu, , Ambassador Hassan Coomassie and many more.

The organiser of the award is Peace Ambassador Agency, an NGO that celebrates productivity, excellence and good governance.

The Director General of Peace Ambassador Agency, Amb Kingsley Amafibe made a statement through the Northern Nigeria Director, Samalia Musa Vangawa to journalists saying that the awardees were selected because of their contributions to the peace building, Human capacity building and empowerment in the Northern region.

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His words: “We believe that this recognition will always be the push for them to achieve more in their various fields.

“After looking critically at the various achievements of these sons and daughters of Northern Region, there is no better way to appreciate them than giving them a boost.

According to the Director General, the 2017 edition of the award will feature a summit with the theme: “Promoting Peace, Education and Economic Development in  Northern Nigeria.”

He added that killings, insurgency and other vices threatening peace in the region would be discussed at the summit.

“Peace in the Northern Nigeria is very crucial to our economic survival as a nation, especially in this recession we are facing.

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“We must do everything collectively to sustain peace in the region and that is the essence of choosing the theme for the summit,” he added.

The awards cuts across over 25 categories, with recipients picked from various fields and backgrounds.

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