Top Kogi personalities along with other credible Nigerians across different strata of the society have been nominated for the 2017 NUMA awards organised by Nigerian Christian Youths Political Platform (NICHYPP).
NICHYPP is an organization whose core values among others is to encourage more Christians in politics and to raise and recruit Godly politicians to join the Nigerian polity. The organization also exist to challenge our Christian youths and political office holders to be focused on giving back to the society, re-echoing the popular scripture which says “To whom much is given, much is expected” (Luke 12:48).
The NICHYPP Unity Merit Award (NUMA) is a NICHYPP program organized specially to recognize and to appreciate the efforts of some Christian political stakeholders, academicians, captains of industries, clergymen and youth leaders of various capacities in our country, Nigeria. The major aim is to encourage them to do more and to set a pace worth following for the upcoming generation of leaders while projecting a good image of Christianity in politics by proving to the wold that Politics is a virtue as against the popular notion that politics is a dirty game.
According to the award committee chairman, Engineer Feix Ozi-Ajayi, the program will hold at Women Development Center, opposite CBN, Abuja by 2pm on the 25th March 2017.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye are among eminent Nigerians expected to grace the 2017 NUMA Awards as special guests of honour. Other eminent leaders expected include Pastor Paul Adefarasin, the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Dr Supo Adekunle, and Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos state.
Anambra state governor, Mr. Willie Obiano, Governor Ambode of Lagos state and Nyesom Wike of Rivers State are among the eight nominees for the Best Performing Governor award.
Nominees in other award categories are;
The most Active Deputy Governor of the year
Mrs Titi Laoye- Tomori – Osun
Hon Kingsley Otuaro – Delta
Hon Charles Illiya – Gombe
Dr Mrs Ipalibo Henry – Rivers
Dr Nkem Okeke – Anambra
Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo – Enugu
Hon Silas Ogara – Nasarawa
Mr Barnabas Bala – Kaduna
The Most Active Senator 2016
Senator Dino Melaye- Kogi west
Senator Ben Bruce – Bayelsa East
Senator Stella Oduah – Anambra North
Senator Olusola Adeyeye- Osun Central
Senator Andy Uba – Anambra south
Senator Babajide Christopher- Osun East
Senator Olujimi Biodun – Ekiti South
Senator Samuel Anyanwu- IMO East
The most Active House of Reps members 2016
Hon Peter Ohiozojeh Akpataskn – Edo state
Rt Hon Leonard Ogor- Delta
Hon Omosade Igbinidion- Edo state
Hon GoGo Bright – River state
RT Hon Yakubu Dogara – Bauchi state
Hon Shehu Nicholas Garba – Kaduna state
Hon Tony Nwulu Chinedu – Lagos state
Hon Emmanuel Yisa Orkerjev – Benue state
Hon Emmanuel David Ombugadu- Nassarawa
Hon Babatunde Kolawole Gabriel
The most Active state House of Assembly Member
Hon Desmond Olusola Elliot
Hon Dcn John Abah
Hon Victor Adewale Omofaiye
RT Hon. Onofiok Luke (ESQ) – Speaker Akwa Ibom state house of assembly.
Hon Emmanuel Omaludun
Edo state house of assembly
Hon Nosa Okunbor – Edo state house of Assembly
Hon. Ayuba S. Wakawa- Borno state house of Assembly.
Hon Harrison Adeyemi (Ogun waterside) – Ogun state
Hon Jolaoso Israel(Ewekoro) – Ogun state
Hon Olujimi James (Ijebu North East)- Ogun state
Best Performing Wife of Governor
Deaconess Rachel Umahi – Ebonyi state
Dame Edith Okowa- delta state
Justice Eberechi Nyeson Wike – River state
Mrs Bolanle Patience Ambode- Lagos
Mrs Eunice Erdoo Ortom.
Mrs Mimiko – Ondo state
Mrs Peter Fayose – Ekiti state
The Most Active Chief of Staff
Hon Festus Kehinde
COS to Edo state governor
Hon Edward Onoja
COS Kogi state governor
Hon Chukwuemeka Woke
COS River state Governor
Hon Samuel Olukunle
COS Lagos state governor
Hon Martin Orim
COS Cross River state
Hon Tams Brisbe
COS delta state
Best Performing Ministers
Pastor Usani Uguru – Minister of Niger delta
Hon Isaac Adewole – minister for health
Hon Ibe Kachikwu- minister of state, Petroleum .
Hon Rotimi Ameachi – Minister of Transportation .
Senator Chris Ngige – Minister for Labour and Employment.
The most Active Commissioner of the year
Hon Rosemary Ojochenemi Osikoya
Commissioner for Environment Kogi state
Hon Oloruntoba Kehinde
Commissioner for Planning and budget- Kogi state .
Commissioner of health. Dr. Haruna Mshelia – Borno state .
The media house of the year
4. Vanguard newspaper
5. Love world TV.
The Most Active Association of the year
Nigeria Bar Association (NBA)
Nigeria Labour congress (NLC)
National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN)
National Youth council of Nigeria (NYCN)
Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)
Best Male Gospel Artist of the Year
Best Female Gospel Artist of the Year 2016
The Most Influential Male Political Appointee
Hon John Mayaki – CPS Edo state
Hon Edward Onoja COS- Kogi state
Hon Saturday Nwuilekhue – Director NDDC
Hon Patrick Obayiagboh -Former COS Edo state
The Most Influential Female Political Appointees
Hon Debiri Abike – SSA to President on foreign Affairs
Hon Benedicta Abanga – Director of Protocol To cross river Governor
Hon Petra Akinti – Chief Press Secretary to Kogi state governor.
Best Gospel Comedian of the Year
Best Local government Administrator of the year
Hon Felix Goke olawale- Ikoyi – Obalende LCDA Lagos State
Hon Yisa Godfrey – Taraba LGA Taraba state .
Hon. Moses Sunday David – Mopa LGA Kogi state .
Special Recognition Award
1. Abraham Augustina Enechile – A beauty queen and CEO of Tytis Fashion house Abuja.
2. Jackson Iboro Samuel – Future Africa Leaders Ambassador.
3. Maleek Shehu Adeiza – President Father House Foundation.
5. Hon Nihi Oladele – Peace initiator and one of the advocator of not too young to run Bill .
6. Dcn Buchi Awtuo – Gospel music legend
7. Queen Nimat – Miss Curve Nigeria Tourism
8. Cynthia Adaeze Onwuchuruba – Future Africa Leader Ambassador
9. Pastor Poju Oyemade- senior pastor Covenant Christian Center
10. Prof. Yomi Osinbajo – Vice President federal republic of Nigeria.
11. Pastor E.A Adegboye – General Oversea RCCG.
12. Prince Gideon Okoliko- A Farm producer, season banker and public analyst
13. Joseph Chidiebere – Executive Director Devatop center for Africa development.
14. Samuel Zion – CEO Shine light foundation.
15. Chris Osas – social media critics
16. Pastor Tunde Bakare- Serving overseer Latter Rain Assembly.
17. Comrade Jude Images- former SA to president on students and youth matters.
18. Prof. Pat Utomi – Lagos business school
19. Mercy Johnson Okojie – Nollywood actress.
20. His Excellency Yakubu Gowon- former head of state
21. Pastor Paul Adefarati – senior pastor House on the Rock ministry
22. Nda Aaron – Social Media Critics
23. Oyindamola Johnson- ICT expertise and a mentor @ Queen’s young leader.
24. Blossom Nwachukwu- Nollywood Actor .
25. Hon Dcn Pedro Obaro – Member Kogi State house of Assembly.
26. Dexter King Godwin- Youth advocator and coach @ Yali West Africa
27. Dr Mike Ogirima – NMA President.
28: Mrs, Zainab Ogundana, Proprietress Blue Diamond crest Academy Lagos.
29. Deacon Ayo Adegboye – Vice President shinider Electronic west Africa
30. Pastor Obasi Nwamadi- Shell Mobil Nigeria , Lagos .
31. Hon Matthew Kolawole – Majority Leader Kogi state house of Assembly.
32.Dr. Arike Folashade – SSG Kogi state .
33. Dr. Stella Okoli- chairman Emzor Pharma industrial limited
34.Pastor Godman Bolaji – lead Pastor Elevation church
35. Pastor Bolaji – senior pastor Harvester Christian center.
To spice up the historic event, renown comedians and gospel music artists like Bishop Chikancy, Mc Richman, Akpororo, Alakapella, Sinach, Buchi, Eben, Jahdiel, Da music, Frank Edward, Aboki4Christ will perform at the event.