Diri, Ndiomu, others bag Niger Delta Peace Awards

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri and Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), retired Major.-Gen. Barry Ndiomu, on Sunday in Yenagoa received the Niger Delta Peace Award.

Others recipients included Dr Samuel Ogbuku, Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), and King Ateke Tom, the Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom in Rivers.

Abraham Ingobere, Speaker of the Bayelsa House of Assembly, received the Peace Advocate Award along with ex-agitators’ leader, Ebikabowei Victor-Ben (Boyloaf).

Others in that category included Chief Bibopere Ajube, Pastor Wilson Reuben, Felix Bony Ayah, Africanus Ukparasia and Kingsley Kuku, former Coordinator of PAP.

The awards were given to them by the organisers of the Niger Delta Peace Day (NDPD), in partnership with the Congress of Niger Delta Ex-agitators.

The organisers said the awards were in recognition of their efforts and contributions to ending militancy in the Niger Delta and sustaining the existing peace in the region.