PLANS have been concluded to honour some prominent Niger-Deltans including, governors and Speakers in the nine states of the region. The event is being organised by Niger-Deltans in Diaspora with headquarters in London.
A release issued by Mirabelle Michael, the Nigerian representative of the association, said the purpose ofÂ the award was to encourage the awardees who had excelled in their various fields of human endeavour to do more.
The release stated further that the foremost Niger-Delta leader and father, Chief Edwin Clark, will be chairman of the occasion while the Nigerian Ambassador to Ireland, Ambassador Kerma Chikwe and the Nigerian High Commissioner to U.K, Dr. Dalhatu Sarki Tafida, are special guests.
The associationâ€™s objectives include the creation ofÂ a platform for intellectual discourseÂ to contribute a united and acceptable agenda for the Niger Delta people, as well as to help launder the image of Niger Deltans through the presentation of positive activities in international media.
The ceremony is slated to take place on 13 June 2010 with a Church service at Salvation Proclaimer Anointed Ministries, London and will begin at 9.am Nigerian time, to be followed with the Award Presentation – Gala Nite which will hold at the Valley Floyd Road, Charlton Athletic Football Club.