Nigeria Silent Heroes Award (NSHA), is set to hold the fifth edition of its annual award on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Abuja Continental Hotel, formerly known as Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja.
To be honoured for their service to humanity are individuals from security forces to captains of industry, clergy, judiciary, lawmakers, civil servants, traditional rulers, technocrats, businessmen and women, and even the media.
NSHA is a non governmental organisation, “which recognises humanity with an award that expresses gratitude of our society for their kindness towards fellow individuals, families, community and environment and their silent heroic service to country..”
Project Coordinator, Mrs. Ozioma Odita-Sunday said:
“Through this award, we look forward to inspiring more persons to become Silent Heroes. This year’s edition is the fifth in the series. We have recognised farmers, artisans, technocrats and uniformed people oiling our nation’s wheel of progress, as well as deliberately and silently shape our nation for our next generation”.
While the occasion would have Oba Adewale Akanbi Telu, the Paramount Ruler of Iwo land as Royal Father of The Day, the special guests of honour include Heirs Holding CEO, Mr Tony Elumelu (CFR); Mr. Monte Lucky Ehiwuogwu, MD/CEO Monaco Ventures; and Sir Mike Ejiofor (Fsi), former Director DSS.
Others include Acp Muyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer; Mr Patrick Agbambu CEO, Security Watch Africa Initiatives; Mr. Dozy Mmobuosi, CEO, Tingo Inc.; Dr. Mabel Magbulu, MD/CEO Eagle Heights Properties and Investment; and Dame Pauline Tallen, immediate past Minister of Women Affairs.
Meanwhile, Dr. Nuhu Solomon Antegwu will be invested as the Patron of the Silent Heroes Award Initiatives.
Among those to be awarded include the
Silent Hero in Business and Industry award to Deacon Sunday Chukwumanjo Umeoduagu, CEO GABJANE Global Resources Limited; Chief Kelvin Jombo Onumah, who will bag the Silent Hero in Philanthropy; HM Obi Ezedimbu Emmanuel, Silent Hero in Traditional Leadership; Dr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Silent Hero in ICT Development; Mr. Oliver Alawuba; Silent Hero in Transparent Banking Culture; Dr. Solomon Arase, Silent Hero in Integrity and Good Governance; Rev Mercy Ezekiel, Silent Hero of Faith; CP Idowu Owohunwa, Silent Hero in Policing; Dr. Daniel Olukoya, Silet Hero of Faith; and Cardinal James , Silent Hero in Leadership.
Others include Mayor Bolivia Osigbemhe, Silent Hero in Music Industry; Desmond Utomweh, Silent Hero in Journalism (New Media); Engr. A. Chichi Philip-Orioha, Silent Hero in Education Development; Pastor Jude Chukwunwike, Silent Hero in Local Government Administration; Barr. Samuel Ihensekhien, Silent Hero in Law and Advocacy; Dr. Adebayo Adedokun, Silent Hero in Medicine; and Mr. Frank Oshanugor, Silent Hero in Journalism (Print Media and Book Publishing).
Not left out were Hajia Husnah Nacho, Silent Hero in Business and Enterprise; Austine Adigwe, Silent Hero in Gospel Music; Chief Patrick Eholor, Silent Hero in Tourism, Hospitality Development; RT. Hon. Ahmad Chindo, Silent Political Hero; Hon. Innocent Esewezie, Silent Hero in Integrity and Good Governance; Alhaji Musa Mohammed, Silent Hero in Trade Facilitation; Dibie Charles, Silent Hero in Farming and Food Security; and
Haidar Daik, another Silent Hero; and Pastor Nobert Sochukwudinma, Silent Hero in Leadership and Grassroot Politics.
Also, the organisers intend to launch a compendium on Silent Heroes who are trailblazers but have been unsung.
According to the organisers, “in our larger society, there are men and women who are silently working assiduously behind the scene to oil our nation’s wheel of progress.
“These people are SILENT HEROES in their own right but have largely remained unsung and under-celebrated. Believe it or not, they are the reason our nation has made the modest progress recorded in different spheres in contemporary times.
“The book, “NIGERIA’S SILENT HEROES volume 1” is a documentation of some of the milestones of such hardworking individuals. Their achievements cut across diverse fields like Education, Security, Journalism, Industry, Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Governance etc.
“This compendium provides to the reader some insight into the rich profiles of these quiet Nigerians who have paid their dues to humanity.
“The spotlight on these “great” countrymen and women is intended to inspire upcoming young people to know and believe that hard work, integrity and consistency still have their dividends.”