Mr Robinson Koyoyo, the Project Director of the Garden City Advancement Awards (GCAA), told newsmen that foremost Nigerian Actress, Monalisa Chinda and the current SSG of Rivers State, Kenneth Kobani were nominated for the 2017 GCAA Awards.
First Military Governor of Rivers State was also nominated for the 2017 edition of the prestigious Garden City Advancement Awards.
Other nominees for the award, which would hold this October, included Rivers State Waste Management Agency, traditional rulers, as well as industrialists, veteran entertainers and leaders from the region.
Mr Koyoyo said the names were among the list of nominees made available by organisers of the award — Heritage Plus, an NGO that celebrates productivity, excellence and good governance.
He said the nominees would be honoured because of their contributions to the peace and development of the Region.
He added that “we believe that this recognition will always be the push for them to achieve more in their various fields.
“After looking critically at the various achievements of these sons and daughters of this region, there is no better way to appreciate them than giving them a boost.’’
The Garden City Advancement Awards is an annual award that honours Nigerians, especially those from the Garden City who contributed meaningfully to the development of the region.
The awards cuts across over 20 categories, with recipients picked from various fields and backgrounds.
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