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.