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Abdulsalami, Jonathan, Malami, NBA President, and others receive peace awards.

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Former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar and his civilian counterpart, former President Goodluck Jonathan, were among those honored with the prestigious National Peace Award 2022.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, was also honored, as was the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Yakubu Maikyua, SAN, and Chief Paul-Harris Ogbole, SAN.

Bishop Matthew Kukah, Esama of Benin Kingdom, Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, HRM Eze Williams Ezugwu Eze Ogbozara III of Opi Kingdom, Nsuka, and former President of Ghana, Dr. John Mahama are among those who have received the award.

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Among those honored were Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; Dr Ramatu Tijjani, Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory; and Mrs Salamatu Yahaya, wife of the Chief of Army Staff.

The media sector was not forgotten, as two of its ambassadors, Chris Isiguzo, President of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), and Emmanuel Ogbeche, Chairman of its FCT chapter, were both honored with the prestigious award.

Mr. Mahama, former President of Ghana, emphasized the importance of peace as a catalyst for economic and political development in his speech.

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Dr. Hanna Bishaw, Women Organising Leader of the NDC of Ghana and President of the ECOWAS Forum of Political Parties, represented Mahama, who stated that Nigerians needed peace to collectively catapult the country to greater heights.

Earlier in his remarks, Dr. Sulieman Adejoh, National President of the National Peace Award, congratulated the awardees and urged Nigerians to be committed to their various endeavors.

According to Track News, the National Peace Award is bestowed yearly on outstanding Nigerians from various walks of life for their contributions to instilling long-term peace and development in the country.

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