Bayelsa commissioner bags ambassadorial award, stresses importance of peace to development

Yenagoa—The Bayelsa state Commissioner For Health, Dr. Pabara Newton Igwele has been awarded a Peace Ambassador by the InterFaith Mediation Centre (IMC), South-South Nigeria.

IMC is an organization working to promote trust and tolerance between Christian and Muslim communities, with a mission to create a peaceful society in Nigeria and beyond through non-violent and strategic engagement. gathered that Igwele won the award in the category of responsive governance, advancing the cause of peace and dialogue promotions, engaging in non-violent resolution of conflict, advocating for a world of peaceful coexistence through community-based engagements, human capital development and empowerment.

The councillor representing Yenagoa Ward 1, Hon. Okai Nefegha, received the award on behalf of the commissioner at the Yenagoa City Council Hall, in Yenagoa.

Speaking after the award conferment, the health commissioner said peace and security remain the panacea for growth and development in Bayelsa state and Niger Delta region as a whole.

He dedicated the award to the Senator Douye Diri-led prosperity team and Bayelsans. He also appreciated organizers of the award for deeming him fit to be honoured.

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