Ne­go­ti­a­tion and Con­flict Man­age­ment Group holds 2018 Peaceawards to­mor­row

• To hon­our Adade­voh, Onosode

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - NEWS -

THE sec­ond edi­tion of the 2018 Ne­go­ti­a­tion and Con­flict Man­age­ment Group (NCMG) Peace Awards, which recog­nise change agents and in­no­va­tive thought lead­ers cham­pi­oning jus­tice and peace in Africa, will hold to­mor­row at 6:00 p.m. at the Ori­en­tal Ho­tel, Vic­to­ria Is­land, La­gos.

The NCMG Peace Awards con­sti­tute an ex­cit­ing next step in NCMG In­ter­na­tional’s be­lief in and com­mit­ment to a just and con­flict free 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 the well­be­ing of their com­mu­ni­ties.

The awards recog­nise and hon­our in­di­vid­u­als and or­gan­i­sa­tions who con­tinue to make ex­em­plary com­mit­ments and out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to the pur­suit of peace, jus­tice build­ing, cor­po­rate cit­i­zen­ship and youth in­no­va­tion while cham­pi­oning the abil­ity of hu­man­ity to live in har­mony with one an­other.

Notwith­stand­ing hor­ren­dous re­ports of vi­o­lence, poverty and suf­fer­ing in Africa, in­di­vid­u­als, or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­sti­tu­tions are com­mit­ted to ad­dress­ing the roots of con­flict and im­prov­ing the lives of peo­ple suf­fer­ing be­cause of it.

NCMG In­ter­na­tional has em­barked on a spir­ited ef­fort to pro­mote peace in Africa and give recog­ni­tion in the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories: NCMG Peace Builder; NCMG Jus­tice Builder; NCMG In­sti­tu­tional Peace-builder; and NCMG Youth In­no­va­tion for Peace.

Prof. Is­abella Ok­ag­bue heads the NCMG Peace Awards Com­mit­tee, while Prof. Ibrahim Gam­bari, CFR, leads the NCMG Peace Awards Panel of Judges. Lady Maiden Alex-ibru is the Chair, Board of Ad­vi­sors, NCMG Peace Awards.

Mean­while, the NCMG In­ter­na­tional is ex­pected at the same event to hon­our the fam­i­lies of the late Dr. Ameyo Stella Adade­voh and Ga­maliel Oforit­senere Onosode, OFR.

The NCMG Spe­cial Recog­ni­tion Award shall be post-hu­mously given to Adade­voh for 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 be­lieved that this award will serve as a sym­bol of NCMG’S ap­pre­ci­a­tion for her con­tri­bu­tion and ser­vice to hu­man­ity.

Onosode will be hon­oured 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.

Join­ing the duo in the Spe­cial Recog­ni­tion Award is the Na­tional Peace Com­mit­tee led by for­mer Head of State, Gen. Ab­dul­salam Abubakar and Bishop Has­san Kukah, for their con­tri­bu­tion to­wards peace-build­ing dur­ing the 2015 gen­eral elec­tions and their cur­rent ef­forts to­wards the 2019 polls in Nige­ria.

The first award in this spe­cial cat­e­gory was pre­sented to the fam­ily of the found­ing Chair­man of NCMG In­ter­na­tional, Jus­tice Kay­ode Eso, CON, CFR, a prom­i­nent ju­rist and for­mer jus­tice of the Supreme Court of Nige­ria at the maiden edi­tion of the NCMG Peace Awards in 2017.

The NCMG Spe­cial Recog­ni­tion Award is a specialised award cat­e­gory, which pri­mar­ily hon­ours in­di­vid­u­als with a track record of ex­em­plary lead­er­ship, self­less ser­vice and com­mit­ment to the over­all im­prove­ment of hu­man­ity. Awardees in this cat­e­gory are care­fully se­lected for the im­pact, which their self­less­ness and pas­sion has brought to­wards mean­ing­ful change in the so­ci­ety.

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