Bayelsa monarch,Lawmaker,others bag awards
From Amos Odeh, Yenogoa
Paramount ruler of Agbura community of Yenagoa council area of Bayelsa state,His Royal Highness,DR. E.N. Daufa and the member representing Ogbia constituency one in the Bayelsa state House of Assembly, Hon.Mitema Obordor, amongst others at the weekend received various categories of awards in Yenagoa,the state capital.
The ceremony which held at the Ernest Ikoli press centre,NuJ Secretariat, Yenagoa was organised by the Bayelsa state media network to honour Bayelsans and non-Bayelsans who have distinguished themselves in their chosen career as well as touched lives.
Wawa news reports that the awards were the second edition of the programme which began a year ago.
Our sources has it that while the Agbura monarch,HRH E.N Daufa was given the award of the most media friendly monarch in the state,the Bayelsa Assembly member,Hon.Obordor was given the award of the legislature of the year.
Speaking to Newsmen shortly after the event,the lawmaker said he was dedicating his award to his constituents and lovers of the roles he has been playing upon his election into the state Assembly.
Also reacting to the award,the Agbura monarch said he was dedicating his awards to the good people of his community,mentioning that his achievements as a monarch over the years he has been the community were glaring.
Justifying reasons for the awards, chairman of the organising committee and publisher of the Niger Delta Society Magazine, Mr Victor Christopher said recipients were selected after a competitive nomination and screening.
He noted that the awardees were persons of impeccable character,saying the hallmarks of the awards were based on merit and not mediocrity.
Other recipients of the Bayelsa media network awards were,the General manager of Peoples’ FM,a Yenagoa based radio station,Mr Lawson Hayford,the duo of the Oba of the Yoruba ethnic nationality in the state and his Eze Igbo counterpart.
Wawa reports that chairman, Sagbama council area of the state,Hon. Alale Prosper Embleakpo, was also awarded as the local government chairman of the year,just as he called on the organizers to maintain the tempo of the yearly event.