In a press statement signed by the Principal Partner Amb. Chris Odey of the Nigerian Goodwill Ambassador Awards a number of notable Nigerians, including the former Vice president of Nigeria, Alh. Atiku Abubakar Popular Nollywood Star, Williams Uchemba and a host of others including celebrities, who have been carrying out humanitarian acts will be awarded.

 The 2018 edition of the prestigious Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador Awards promises a difference as it is set to honor those with exceptional humanitarian services rendered in all ramifications.

Odey listed some of the nominees for the 2018 edition which include Alh. Atiku Abubakar, Sen. Datti Baba-Ahmed, Chief Joe Kyari Gadzama, Engr. Godwin Abayomi, Chief Hon. Val Nzekwe, Engr. Mathias Baba Tsado, Alh. Shehu Gaban, Alh. Mohammed Danjuma, Barr. Allen Onyema, Lani Stephens, Chief Godwin Jedy-Agba, Egor Ifiok, Hon. Pastor Beloved Dan Anike, Chief Koko James, Hon. Peace Patrick Nwanyioma, Emperor Chris Baywood Ibeh, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi, Mrs Onyinye Orjiakor Ndulue, Rt. Hon. NSE Ntu, Hon. Jonathan , Rt. Hon. Lami, AIG. Ballad M. Nasarawa Rtd. Williams Uchemba, Mr Oricha Umaru Shaibu, Bishop Ugo Wems, Zainab Z. Zira, Mr. Jude Okala, Mr. Charles Okpakele and many more.

 Amb. Chris added, Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador Awards is an honorary award to honor and celebrate individuals and organizations who have distinguished themselves in different humanitarian fields with selfless services to humanity and projecting Nigeria’s image positively worldwide and designed to honor Goodwill Stakeholders of Great Virtue, Good Works to Humanity. 

Amb Odey noted that Alh. Atiku Abubakar will deliver the Keynote Address, while the event will be anchored by Nollywood star/Humanitarian Amb. Tonto Dikeh and Ben 200 with from performances from Style Plus, Paul Play, Faze, and many more

He added that the 2018 edition nomination cuts across all professions and in different categories spreading its tentacles to appreciate everyone in the habit of live and lets live that is capable of changing the world and stressed that the 2018 edition with its theme, Celebrating Selfless Service will not leave any stone unturned in its bid to appreciate the real selfless individuals in our society from rural to urban centers.

The honorees are individuals who have contributed immensely to societal transformation and development, who promote Youth Development, create awareness and advocate on Human Rights Causes such as: Child trafficking/ Abuses, Gender Equality, Children Rights, Girl Child Education, who also participate and champion Peace Building & Conflict Resolution, carry out Economic Empowerment Programmes. In addition, some of the nominees have supported fight against Breast Cancer, HIV/AIDS, providing Free Medical services, taking care of Orphans and rendering needed help to the less fortunate in our society.

 The 2018 edition is slated for Friday 21st, September, at the esteemed Yar’adua Centre, Central Business District, Abuja by 6pm. Amb. Chris in the release said the award is strictly by invitation.

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