Lagos – The Negotiation and Conflict Management Group (NCMG) International on Wednesday in Lagos bestowed posthumous special recognition awards on both Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh and Mr. Gamaliel Onosode in recognition of their track records of exemplary leadership.
Also at the event which held at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Dr. Fatimah Akilu of NEEM Foundation, won the Peace Builder award; Dr. Josephine Okei-Odumakin won the Justice Builder award; Khairatul Saidu won the Youth Innovation For Peace just as Almajiri Child Rights Initiative (ACRI) won the Institutional Peace Builder award respectively.
In her welcome address, Professor Isabella Okagbue, Chairman of NCMG Peace Awards Committee explained that the award was instituted primarily to honour individuals with a track record of exemplary leadership, selfless service and commitment to the overall improvement of humanity.
According to her, awardees in this category are carefully selected for the impact which the awardees’ selflessness and passion have brought towards meaningful change in the larger society.
NCMG explained that the 2018 posthumous Peace Awards to Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh was in recognition of her heroic efforts and unwavering commitment to selfless service to which she paid the ultimate price with her life so that Nigerians and Africans may live.
“She remains an epitome of peace and it is our belief that this award will serve as a symbol of our appreciation for her contribution and service to humanity,” the organizers said.
“Late Mr. Gamaliel Oforitsenere Onosode, was chosen and singled out for this honour in recognition of his exemplary life, illustrious career and unfettered commitment in making the society a better place.
“His outstanding character, display of integrity and strong moral convictions left an indelible mark not only in the Nigerian corporate world but among those associated with him irrespective of creed, class or colour,” the group said.
NCMG expressed the hope and belief such recognition will serve as motivation for other categories of Nigerians to emulate the exemplary life that the two personalities demonstrated during their lifetime.
Prof Okagbue said, “NCMG International is desirous of seeing a society that is devoid of devastating conflicts and this desire underlines its reverence for peacemakers who have expended so much towards creating lasting peace, either through post-conflict humanitarian actions or activities geared towards preventing the society from degenerating into conflicts.
“The NCMG Peace Awards constitutes this next exciting step in NCMG International‘s belief and commitment to a just and sustainable Africa where the inherent dignity of all members of the human family is acknowledged, human rights are respected, social justice is maintained and all persons are free to develop themselves, lead meaningful lives and actively contribute to their own wellbeing as well as their communities,” she added.
Dr. Christopher Kolade, who was the Chairman of the event, in his opening remarks, commended the Founder of NCMG, Mr. Kehinde Aina, for keeping the country alert in conflict management.
He tasked Nigerians to recognize the need for peace to reign in the country even at this period and beyond by shunning conflict in all parts of the country.
The Keynote Speaker, Sentell Barnes, Resident Programme Director, Nigeria, International Republican Institute (IRI) lamented that democracy is still being treated like a foreign concept in Nigeria as it meant different things to different people depending on where their interest lies.
Expressing apprehension about the 2019 elections, Berns said he wished the elections were held and concluded yesterday, saying that to understand the way Nigerians reason is to understand the way people drive in Lagos, especially Abuja.
He tasked politicians in the country to exercise caution in their various approaches to the election issues, saying that there are more to democracy than elections.
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