After weeks of rigorous screening, the Federal Government has finally released the names of three distinguished Nigerians that have been pencilled down to receive this year’s Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA).
The three distinguished Nigerians drawn from Science, Humanities and Engineering/Technology, include Professors Seth Sunday Ajayi, Francis Abiodun Irele and Hillary Iyang Iyang.
Professor Ajayi is a major figure in the international community of scholars in Wildlife Conservative and Environmental Protection and Management. Professor Irele is an author of over a hundred papers, while Professor Iyang is an acknowledged leader in research.
President Goodluck Jonathan will on December 5 at the presidential villa confer the awards on the recipients. It may also interest you to note that in all its 34 years of existence, the NNMA has conducted a controversy-free award, for which it has consistently earned national and world-wide respect.