International Day on Education: NANS to Honour 16 personalities

The award aims to motivate leaders and future leaders to make more sustainable positive impact in the society as world geared up to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS zone A), has nominated Hon. Mukhtar Ahmad Morovia along side 16 others to received Education Nations Builders Achievers Award in an event to marked the 2020 International Day of Education, on Saturday at International Conference Center Gombe state.

The Education Nation Builders Achievers Awards recognizes exceptional individuals and organizations who contribute immensely towards educational growth and development of Nigeria and the entire continent.

The award aims to motivate leaders and future leaders to make more sustainable positive impact in the society as world geared up to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

The coordinator,Comr.Zakari Hashim stated this in a while addressing Newsmen in Abuja as part of a activities marking International Day on Education.

He said the Awardees were meritoriously selected after close evaluation by the Nominee Coordination Committee (NCC).

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” Profiles of the awardees were submitted by well-meaning Nigerians via the NANS website and were evaluated in line with set guidelines”.

Accoding to him,the 2020 theme :Learning for people, planet, prosperity, and peace.

Hashim further said ” The world celebrated the International Day of Education on 24 January 2020, a day proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to honour education and its centrality to human well-being and sustainable development.

It will frame ‘inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all’ as a goal in and of itself, as well as a necessary means to accelerate progressto meet the targets of all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

As the UN organization mandated to lead on education in the 2030 Agenda, UNESCO will draw on its convening power and engage with education and development partnersto celebrate the Day around the world by focusing on the many ways learning can empower people, preserve the planet, build shared prosperity and foster peace”.

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He said ” this year’s theme is well positioned ‘Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace’, highlights the integrated nature of education, its humanistic aims, as well as its centrality to our collective development ambitions. It also gives stakeholders and partners flexibility to tailor the celebration for diverse audiences, a variety of contexts and for priority themes”.

List of Awardees


Hon.Murktar Morovia (Member Representing Kaduna South Federal Constituency) constituency outreach/community Builders achievers award of diligent services


Hon.Faruq Mustapha – Award for Leadership and Innovation in Education


Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe – Technology Connoisseur of the Year


Mark Okoye II – Award for Public Service Excellence

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Hajiya Umma Getso – Distinguished Patriot of the Year


Mrs. Noordina Aliyu Modibbo – Award for Distinguished Service in Education


Pst. Butu Wudiri – Humanitarian Award for Philanthropic Acts towards Development


Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachiukwu – Special Award of Honour for Transformative Leadership


Amb. Osita Offor – Award for Excellence in Sports Development


Dr. Anthony Uwa – Award for Innovation in Public Service


Ordinary Ahmad Isah – Special Award of Honour: True Democrat


Dr. Festus Uchenna – Youth Leader for Mentorship and Nation Building


Judy Joy Abama – Award for Excellence in Innovation and Technology


Dame Julie Okah-Donli – Humanitarian Award for Social Impact


805 Restaurants – Restaurant of the Year

Mbana House of Styles – Indigenous Fashion Brand of the Year

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