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All is now set for the prestigious Heal the Land/ Bridge Builders Awards which seeks to remedy the undeniable feeling of insecurity, discontent and hopelessness that has resulted in violence, destruction of lives, property and infrastructure as well as lack of religious and ethnic tolerance.
The programme aims to appeal to the conscience of every Nigerian irrespective of tribe, religion, political affiliations and status to change from selfishness to selflessness, and contribute from their different spheres of influence to the progress of Nigeria.
is aimed at recognising and celebrating exemplary Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in promoting peaceful co-existence, brotherliness and religious tolerance in the nation.
The event is put together by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in collaboration with, Love to the World Initiative and focuses on fighting against violent acts in Nigeria and environs especially as the country continues to boil with ethno-religious sentiments. It has promised to be one of a kind.
The event, tagged Heal The Land Bridge/ Builders Awards and organised in collaboration with Love To The World Initiative, a non-governmental organisation, aims at encouraging Nigerians across tribal, religious and political affiliations to contribute meaningfully to the progress of Nigeria and is set to recognise six States out of the 36 States of the federation for their friendliness to visitors, dwellers and businesses.
Nigeria as a nation has been badly fractured along religious and ethnic lines making it difficult to work together as one for corporate growth and prosperity.
The Bridge Builders Awards on the other hand, will be given to individuals and states who have distinguished themselves in the promotion of peaceful co-existence, religious tolerance and hospitality across the nation.
“There are elements which desire to badly fracture our nation along religious and ethnic lines and make it difficult for us to work together as one for corporate growth and prosperity. We must undermine the forces of discord by promoting harmony, hence the organisation of this award.”
“The event is also aimed at appealing to the conscience of Nigerians to embrace peace and brotherliness, by emulating individuals who have been exemplary in that regard. The award will also afford the organisers the opportunity to send messages of peace across the nation. Nigerians are urged to espouse positive virtues of peacefulness, tolerance and patriotism to stand a chance of being identified for the award as the organisers were on the look-out to celebrate Nigerians with the right values,” Josephine Abraham, popularly called Anumbor President of Love to the World Initiative added.
Some of the awardees state governors have made firm commitment to the event promising that the recognition would go a long way in positioning and spurring them into doing more as it affect the unity and stability of the nation and would also bring more investment to their various States in terms of tourism and others.
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