Goodluck Jonathan, Douye Diri, Clark, Tompolo, 46 others to be honoured in Warri
By Ojo Gbenga Nicholas
All is set for the 8th edition of PEACE LEGEND AWARD in Warri, Delta State as the IJAW NATION’s 50 legends will be giving accolades.
The Founder of Peace Legend Award Nigeria and the Project director, Mr. Jesse Amiri, while addressing journalists on Thursday, May 27, 2021 in Warri, Delta State noted that this year edition will be bigger and better.
“We started the event some years back, this is 8th edition and improvement had be recorded in every other editions. There is no doubt this year edition will be bigger and better.” Jesse said
The timely event that will be hosted by the popular comedian, Ushbebe is exclusively aimed at celebrating Ijaw legends that have great landmarks in humanitarian services and it is a brain child of Peace Legend Award Nigeria.
The personality that will be honoured at the event include former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR; Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, OFR, Ijaw National leader; Senator Douye Diri; Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Marlin Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources; Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, Deputy Governor, Delta State; Mrs. lpalibo Banigo Harry, Deputy Governor of Rivers State; Col. Milland Dixon Dikio, Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme; High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo; Prof. Steve Azaiki; Sen. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, Deputy Governor Bayelsa State, and many others.
The Special Guests of Honour for the event are Governors of Delta and Bayelsa states, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and Sen. Douye Diri. While the chief host is Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, Deputy Governor Delta State.
The event that is themed; Celebrating Sustainable Peace and Development Across The Niger Delta has Dr. Godknows Boladei lgali as its Chairman with Comrade Joseph Evah, Dr. Chris Ekiyor and Dr. Amb. G. Boladei Igali as Guest Speakers.
Other nominees selected by a panel of experts are as follows:
“Hon. Fredrick Yeitiemone Agbedi; Hon. Preye Influence Oseke; Chief Sekibo Ifie; Engr. Jack Rich Tein Jnr.; Ms Annkio Briggs; Mr. Letthemsay Inaibagha; Chief Bibopre Ajube; Engr. Adokiye Tombomieye; Engr. Simbi Wabote; Dr. Felix Toudolo; HRM, King Ateke Micheal Tom JP, Sekuro of Niger Delta, Amanyanabo of Okochiri kingdom; Chief Komieyefa Uduboh; Dr. Godknows Boladei lgali; Dr. Chris Ekiyor.
“High Chief Sobomabo Jackrich; Chief Waddle .E. Torru; High Chief Mpakaboari Longjohn; Chief Kennect Oboko; Dr. Akpobolokemi Patrick; Mrs Juliet Kazeem; Prophet Jeriamiah Omoto Fufeyin, Dr. Eruani Azibapu; King Edward Asimini William Dappa Papple III, Perekule XI Amanyanabo of Bonny kingdom; HRM, Oboro Gbaraun II, Aketekpe, Agadagba, the Pere Of Gbaramatu Kingdom; HRM, Elder LCapt. King Joseph Timiyan Torububou 1, Agbonu, Ebenanaowei of Ogulaha Kingdom; Chief Joseph Penawou; Dr. Shedrack Agediga; Chief (Barr) Dumo Lulu-Briggs.
Others are High Chief Godspower Gbenekama; Hon. Smart Yomi Asekutu; Mrs Keniye Preye; Chief Michael Johnny; Mr. Tom Ebiakpo Willy; Chief Godspower Tomone, Dcn.(Comr) Peter Timothy Igbifa GCPA CPIN, Chief Boro Opudu, Chief Austin Bob-Manuel and Hon. Asupa Forteta.
The award programme in Delta State is scheduled to hold by 2pm with red carpet on Sunday 6th, June 2021. It will be featuring Guest Artistes and Comedians such as Gordons Harrysong, Barrister Smooth, Mc Shakara, Orezi, Erigga, Frank D don, Mr Paul, Meschak, Emmaralo, Ebisco Sugar, Kelvin Sapp, and many more.
Meanwhile, GbaramatuVoice will be receiving for the 5th time, the Niger Delta Best Newspaper of the Year.