Prominent individuals from the Northern region will be honoured at the awards for their contribution to the development of the region.
The organiser of the award is Peace Ambassador Agency, an NGO that celebrates productivity, excellence and good governance.
The director general of Peace Ambassador Agency, Amb Kingsley Amafibe made a statement through the Northern Nigeria Director, Samalia Musa Vangawa to journalists saying that the awardees were selected because of their contributions to the peace building, human capacity building and empowerment in the northern region.
His words: “We believe that this recognition will always be the push for them to achieve more in their various fields.
“After looking critically at the various achievements of these sons and daughters of the northern region, there is no better way to appreciate them than giving them a boost.
According to the director general, the 2017 edition of the award will feature a summit with the theme: “Promoting Peace, Education and Economic Development in Northern Nigeria.”
He added that killings, insurgency and other vices threatening peace in the region would be discussed at the summit.
“Peace in northern Nigeria is very crucial to our economic survival as a nation, especially in this recession we are facing.
“We must do everything collectively to sustain peace in the region and that is the essence of choosing the theme for the summit,” he added.
The awards cuts across over 25 categories, with recipients picked from various fields and backgrounds.
Among those who will be honoured by the organisers are Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, Musa Aquila, Veteran Actor, Ali Nuhu, Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Matthew Hassan Kukah, Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II, Innocent Idibia, Panshak Zamani, Actress, Halima Abubakar, Aliko Dangote, Former IG of Police Ibrahim Coomassie, TY Danjuma, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Abdul Samad Rabiu, Ambassador Hussaini Coomassie, Anthony Ada Abraham, Uzee Concept, Dr Ayuba, Alh (Dr) Ibrahim A. Coomassie, (former Inspector General of Police), Sardauna of Katsina, Garkuwan Hausa, chairman, Arewa Consultative Forum, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai Governor of Kaduna State, Governor of Kebbi, Ali Modu Sheriff –, Salis Garba Mohammed, chairman, SPDC, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, Minister of Interior, Rtd Lt-Gen Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau and many more.