Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan; Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike; and Nigeria musician, Wizkid, have been nominated for the 2018 edition of the Peace Achievers Awards.
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 22 in Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.
Amafibe said Governor Aminu Masari Katsian State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Abdul Samad Rabiu of BUA Group are among the nominees too.
Other nominees for the award include Comedian Bovi, Preye Berezi, Ini Edo, Akinaka Richard and Engr. Gesi Asamaowei and many others.
According to Amafibe, 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 Wike assumed office, peace has returned to hitherto troubled areas in Rivers State.
He said: “Governor 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.