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Governors Receive Prestigious International Award For 2020

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state have on Friday night received the 2020 Peace Achievers International Awards.

The award ceremony of the ninth edition of the annual event was held at the Nigerian Air Force Conference Centre.

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Alhaji Abubakar Mallami, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, and Alhaji Manir Dan’iya, the Deputy Governor of Sokoto State were also named among the Peace Achievers ‘Roll-Call.’

Ganduje and Sule both received the ‘Governor of the Year on Peace and Security Award, while that of Kogi State clinched the award on ‘Conflict Resolution, Inter-communal and Youth Advocacy.’

Amb. Kingsley Amafibe, the Chairman of the Planning Committee said the award recognizes individuals that had contributed immensely to nation-building, through peace-related programmes and advocacy, job creation and promotion of national unity.

According to him, the annual ceremony recognises deserving personalities across the country, who have contributed to the peace and stability of Africa and that of Nigeria in particular.

He said that the governors as chief security officers of their states were recognized for maintaining the peace and stability in their respective states amid the security challenges facing the nation.

Other recipients of this year’s Peace Achiever awards included Alhaji Abdullahi Amegwa Agbo III, the Osana of Keana, who received the ‘Traditional Ruler of the Year Award.’

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