The Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Governor Wike and Nigeria Musician, Wizkid have been nominated for the 2018 edition of the Peace Achievers Awards.’
Mr Kingsley Amafibe, the Project Director of Peace Ambassadors Agency, organisers of the annual awards, said this in Abuja.
The event has been scheduled to hold on Sept 22nd in Transcorp Hilton,Abuja.
He said that Governor Aminu Masari, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Abdul Samad Rabiu of BUA Group were among the nominees too.
Other nominees for the award included Comedian Bovi, Preye Berezi, Ini Edo, Akinaka Richard, Engr. Gesi Asamaowei and many others.
According to him, the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike is to be honoured with the ‘Award for Excellence in Peacekeeping’ for his efforts at maintaining peace in Rivers State.
He noted that since the inception of Nyesom Wike as the Governor of Rivers State, peace has returned to hitherto troubled areas in Rivers State.
“Gov. Wike has proven that he is committed to Nigeria’s Peace and Unity, by leading his men to fight and curb the activities of insurgents in the State and other forms of criminality across the state.
Amafibe explained that although there are lots of patriotic men and women who have contributed meaningfully in the peace building project in Nigeria, it was imperative to honour the ‘outstanding’ ones.