By Albert Akota
A female youth group that specialises on the promotion of female participation in public and private sector, Global Community Peace Network Initiative has nominated Governor Rochas Anayo Okorocha of Imo state and Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wammako of Sokoto state as most outstanding governors of 2014.
The group in a letter of nomination made available to the press yesterday, the National coordinator, Miss Queen Agbonma Ehirim, said the award which will be given to the governors at its forthcoming Nigeria Female Youth summit in Abuja was in recognition of their performance especially, on gender development.
“The award is in line with our tradition of recognising deserving individuals, which encourages hard work, especially on girl child development, active women empowerment campaigns.”
She said the group is not trying to score political point, but in recognition of performance on youth and women development.
“We are one of Africa’s largest youth based nongovernmental organisations, annually; we recognised most outstanding office holders, global role model award and women in power award which recognises and celebrate women in politics, government and corporate individuals with impeccable track record.
“Those nominated in our accessment have performed well in education infrastructural development, agriculture, employment creation, health, girl child initiative and in security.”
She said the organisation will give 100 female youth from the awardees’ states for free skill acquisition training and would present start up grants to 50 female entrepreneurs while the awardees will become the special guest at the opening of it 2014 summit and patron of the organisation in Nigeria.