Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has bagged a peace award from the United Nations for his efforts at promoting inter-ethnic harmony in Nigeria and good governance in the state.
He was nominated for the award by the United Towns Agency (UTA) for North-South Cooperation of the United Nations.
The country President of UTA, Princess Abigail Amalaha, who made the presentation in Abuja, said other considerations for the award were the governor’s efforts at improving humanity and restoration of sanity to the land acquisition process in Imo State.
Responding, Governor Uzodinma appreciated UTA for finding him worthy of the award and pledged to do more in advancing the course of humanity.
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The award ceremony is billed to take place in Geneva, Switzerland later this month.