THE wife of the President, Dame Patience Jonathan will Thursday lead other distinguished women to receive the coveted Nigerian Royalty Awards at this year’s edition.which celebrates womanhood with the theme: Nigerian Womanhood; Distinctively Unique, Celebrating Excellence, A Catalyst For National Development., at Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja, at 6.30p.m. with Captain Chinyere Kalu as the guest speaker while the chairman is Sir Mike Mbama Okiro, retired Inspector General of Police.
Others include Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye of RCCG, Hajia Amina Sambo, Dr Becky Enenche, Justice Aloma Muktar, Justice Mary Odili, Chief Kema Chikwe, Helen Onma Mark, Prof. Ruqqayatu Rufai, Maryam Babangida (post humous recipient), Sen. Joy Emodi, Hajia Ladi Hamalai, HRM Queen Florence of Kalabari, HRM Ugoeze of Obinugwu, Sen Zainab Kure, Hajia Zainab Maina, Rose Uzoma, Patricia Etteh, Sarah Jubril, Diezani Madueke, Omobola Johnson, Erelu Dosumu, Sarah Ochekpe, Mulikat Akande, Erelu Olusola Obada, Vera Oguejiofor, Zainab Okino, Tosin Dokpesi, Eugenia Abu, Sa’Adiyatu Dikko, Yeye Funke Daniel, Fatima Shema, Stella Okoli, Dooshima Suswam, Khadijat Bukar Abba, Fatima Maikasuwa, Victoria Okojie and Fatima Bamidele.
Alhaji Mohammed Sa’idu will, however, receive trophies alongside other eminent Nigerians such as M.D Abubakar, Gov. Aliyu Wamakko, Gov. Seriake Dickson, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Sir Patrick Yakowa, Eze Ilomuanya, Gbong Gwon Jos, Ona of Abaji among others.
This year’s edition is significant because it dwells on women and national development, according to the National Co-ordinator, Omooba Kenneth Aigbegbele.
The Nigerian Royalty Awards is a veritable platform for the growth of the traditional institution in Nigeria and conferred on individuals and organizations with distinct services to humanity.
This year’s event is supported by Zenith Bank Plc.