NNMA Collaborates with Nile University for Award Winners’ Lecture

The Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA) has partnered with Nile University of Nigeria, known for its quality education and ongoing investment in academic research and innovation, to host the NNMA Award Winners’ Lecture.

During a visit to the Vice Chancellor of Nile University, Prof. Dili Dogo, in Abuja, the Acting Secretary of NNMA, Mrs. Mercy Matilda Musa Moro’a, highlighted the NNMA’s dedication to recognizing and celebrating exceptional achievements in academics and research. She emphasized the organization’s commitment to fostering excellence in education and intellectual pursuits.

Mrs. Matilda explained that the NNMA was established by Act No. 53 of 1979, amended by Act No. 96 of 1992 and LFN 122 of 2004, with the mandate to acknowledge the intellectual and academic contributions of Nigerian citizens both domestically and internationally. The NNMA honors these contributions by bestowing the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) award on deserving Nigerians.

“The NNOM award represents the highest honor in the fields of Science, Medicine, Engineering/Technology, and Humanities, including Arts and Culture,” Mrs. Matilda stated.

In line with the current administration’s agenda of promoting merit and excellence, the NNMA is exploring opportunities for collaborative projects, research endeavors, and student development initiatives with Nile University. Mrs. Matilda expressed the possibility of hosting the NNMA Award Winners’ Lectures at Nile University, noting that awardees are expected to deliver these lectures at least once in their lifetime.

“In the past, we have been honored by institutions such as the University of Lagos, University of Ibadan, University of Port Harcourt, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, University of Abuja, and University of Calabar. We are excited about the prospect of adding Nile University of Nigeria to this prestigious list,” she noted.

Mrs. Moro’a also informed the Vice Chancellor that the NNOM Award is open to all Nigerians, both at home and abroad, who have made unique and valuable contributions in their fields.

Prof. Dili Dogo, Vice Chancellor of Nile University, welcomed the collaboration, affirming that the university is committed to working with government agencies to make a positive impact in Nigeria. He assured the NNMA team that Nile University is an extension of the NNMA and expressed eagerness to host the NNMA Award lecture. Prof. Dogo also highlighted the university’s history of facilitating platforms for international and national conferences and noted the absence of NNOM winners in the last two years, hoping that future winners will soon emerge.

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