Dr Falmata Zulum bags African Peace Ambassador Award
Dedicates award to vulnerable women, children in Borno
The First Lady of Borno State, Dr Falmata Babagana Umara Zulum, the Ambassador of the state of Palestine to Nigeria, Ahmed Elkachachi, and 102-year old Pan Africanist, Mrs Josephine Ezeanyache received the 2021 African Peace Ambassador Awards.
African Peace Ambassador Awards 2021, is organised by Distinguished Peace Medal Agency at Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja on Sunday Night.
Receiving the award, the First Lady said she was delighted to be awarded the African Peace Ambassador Award.
Dr Falmata Zulum was represented by Dr Amina Mohammed kyari Dikwa, the President and Founder of Amina Dikwa Foundation.
“I am most profoundly delighted to be considered worthy for this prestigious award of Peace Ambassador. It is encouraging to note that the little effort my pet project, the Multi-Aid and Charity Initiative is doing in Borno State is being recognised by people far and near.
“Let me use this opportunity to express my profound gratitude to the organisers of the Africa Peace Award. Awards and recognitions like this is another way of celebrating excellence and encouraging people to do their best for their communities.
“I hereby dedicate this award to all the vulnerable women and children of Borno State and Nigeria in general.”
Others who received the award are Farouk Garo, Special Assistant to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Youths Empowerment, Mr Jide Odusolu, the Chief Executive Officer of Oct05 Homes and Adaku Oseiza.
He appreciated Ganduje, the convener of the award, his parents and wife for winning the award, stressing that without peace there would not be empowerment.
Also speaking, Elkachachi, who mounted the stage with his wife and three children to receive his award assure the organisers/convener and Nigeria that his hands were always open for the promotion of peace.
Ezeanyache, who founded Zumunta, (Hausa) Omo Yoruba National Association (Yoruba) All Igbo Group (Igbo) all in the U.S. and also the founding member of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), thanked the organisers for the award.
Also speaking, Dr Chris Odey, the Convener of the African Peace Ambassador Awards said:” We are calling on the young ones to push this agenda of peace by uniting and knowing that it is their right to rule, own the position and speak the truth always.
” I urge Nigerian youths to come together and showcase peace in their thoughts, words and actions
“This is an annual award event. We charge the recipients to preach, build and communicate peace in their homes offices, community and states.
” By so doing that, peace would circulate the whole of Africa. It is a gradual process and we would get there. We want them to get this mentality of peaceful community, nation and continent,” Odey stressed.