Negotiation and Conflict Management Group holds 2018 Peaceawards tomorrow
• To honour Adadevoh, Onosode
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.