Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Cross River State Governor Prof. Ben Ayade, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State and wife of the founder of Word of Life Bible Church, Pastor Helen Oritsejafor and eminent Niger Deltans will all be decorated with the prestigious Niger Delta Achieversâ€™ Merit Award.
Others to be decorated are Hon. Kenneth Kobani, Hon. Ofobruku Efe Hon. Konbowei, Sir Monday Onyeme, Chief Raphael Okaruefe, Benson, Hon. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, Chief James Augoye, Hon. Friday Osanebi, Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, Belema Oil, VIP Express Tourism, Monier Construction Company and Epenal Group of Company and a host of others.
According to a statement made available by Mr. Charles Ibru Kesiena, Head of corporate communications of Achievers Prestigious Merit Foundation, the organisers Niger Delta Achieversâ€™ Merit Award, the award with theme â€˜Positioning the Niger Delta for Sustainable Development: Practical Steps and Solutionsâ€™.
He also noted that the keynote speech will be delivered by the MD/CEO of Niger Delta Development Commission, Mr. Nsima Udo Ekere, who will also highlight the essence of the event in promoting good governance and transparent leadership in public and private sector as well as celebrating virtues of excellence.
â€œWe are confident and assured to know that there are still ambassadors of good character, conscience and exemplary standards who are making a difference and raising the standards of excellence in the Niger Delta hence the theme for this yearâ€™s award,” said Kesiena. He also affirmed that the event will be declared open by the Rivers State Governor.
In his words, â€œthe Advisory Board of the Achievers Prestigious Merit Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 edition of the award scheduled to hold on 30th June 2017 at the Presidential Hotel, Port Harcourt.”