Nigeria Heroes Award Honours Distinguished citizens In Various Fields
By Nokai Origin, Abuja
Nigerians excelling in various fields of endeavours have been recognised for impacting humanity positively within and outside their environment.
The Nigerian Silent Heroes Award initiative conceived by the Coordinator, Mrs. Ozioma Odita Sunday, held its 6th edition of the award ceremony, recognising twenty five (25) persons in various fields.
Speaking at the ceremony, the coordinator said the initiative was conceived to identify and recognize some silent achievers in their own right.
She pointed out that the nominated persons were carefully selected among hundreds of others in view of the outstanding contributions they have made over the years in their various spheres to add value to humanity.
“In furtherance of the initiative, I like to disclose our intention to institute the Africa Heroes Awards in the nearest future with a view to celebrating our unsung achievers within the continent of Africa.”
Also speaking at the event, the Former Minster for Women Affairs, Mrs. Pauline Kedem Tallen who was among those recognised appreciated the organisers for the recognition and said her life has been a dedication to humanity and would continue to make a difference in the life of others.
“If you put smile on the face of your neighbour, you are putting a smile on God’s face, so we should try to make the world a better place by making those in need happy, speaking up for those who can’t speak for themselves, sharing in the plight of others because that’s the essence of life,” the Former Minister stated.
In a vote of thanks, Dr. Odita Sunday appreciated all those who turned out for the award ceremony saying the ideology behind the award is to inspire young people to believe in hard work even in the face of challenging times.
Nigeria Silent Heroes Awardees
Recipients of the award include: Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Director Public Information Nigerian Air Force, HRM Obi Ezedimbu Emmanuel Obi, Silent Hero in Tradition Leadership. Dr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu Silent Hero in ICT Development, Mr. Oliver Alawuba, MD/CEO UBA Bank, Dr. Solomon Arase, Dr. Daniel Kolawale Olukota, Silent Hero of Faith, CP Idowu Owohunwa, Silent Hero in Policing, Mr. Ikalumhe Cornelius, Desmond Utomwen, Engr. Chichi Philip-Orioha, Pastor Judge Chukwunwike, Barr. Samuel Ihensekhien Silent Hero in Law and Advocacy, Oradea Adekunle Adedonun Silent Hero in Medicine, Mayor C, Bolivia Osigbemhe, Mr. Frank Oshanugor, Publisher Ante News Online, Pastor Nordert A. Sochukwudina (NAS), Hajiya Husanah Nacho Silent Hero in Business and Enterprise, Austine Adigwe, Chief Patrick Eholor, Silent Hero in Tourism and Hospitality, Rt. Hon. Ahmad Chindo, Silent Political Hero, Hon, Innocent Esewezie, Alhaji Musa Mohammed, Dibie Oriekose Charles, Crogamiane Global Braces LIB, and Kelvin Jombo Onumah.
Present at the event were the former Director of DSS, Sir Mike Ejiofor, former Director General of Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) Prof (Sir) Epiphany Azinge, SAN, former Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, the Provost of Kogi State College of Health Sciences, Dr. Nuhu Solomon Anyegwu, the Obi of Ugboba, in Aniocha North LGA of Delta State among other dignitaries.
The organisers also unveiled a Magazine and a Compendium of the Nigerian Heroes Award volume one.