The 4th Dialogue & Peace Iftar Dinner was organized by UFUK Dialogue was held on the 30th of June 2015 , at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja .The iftar dinner emphasized the importance of dialogue and peace between different religions ,members and nations.
Hajiya Aisha Mohammed Buhari, the first lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria wha was represented by the Nasarawa State governors wife ; Hajiya Mairo Tanko Almakura was the mother of dayat the dinner ,while His Eminence , the Sultan of Sokoto ,Sultan Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar who was represented was the chief host of the event. other guests of honor at the event includes , Directors and Perm Secretaries from various ministries,religious and traditional rulers from different parts of Nigeria and representatives from various Embassies . More than 550 people graced us with their presence at the event.
During the program, Dialogue Awards were given to various deserving people in different categories . The awards were given to people who have worked hard to promote the message of love and tolerance in Nigeria
The winners of the awards in different categories is as follows
Academic Award Category – Professor Oshita O.Oshita , Director General,Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution
Aid Organization Award Category – Alhaji MOhammed Sanni Sidi , Director General ,NEMA
Arts & Culture Award Category- Sabo Abdullahi Muku, Director General,The Federal Ministry of Tourism ,Culture & Nat Orientation , National Gallery of Art ,
Civil servant Award Category – Muhammed Badandede ,MFRDUpty Comptroller General , Nigerian Immigration Service
Education Award Category – Macjohn Nwaobiala, Permanent Secretary ,Ministry of Education
Media Award Category- Mahmud Jega , Associate Director Daily Trust Newspaper
Religious Award Category
Anglican Archbishop Nicholas Okoh , Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Communion
Dr Khalid Abubakar, Secetary General of JNI
Sports Award Category – Daniel Amokachi , Assistant Manager Nigerian National Football Team
Women Award Category – Ayisha Osori , lawyer
During the event Mr. Kamil Kemanci gave a warm opening speech which encouraged dialogue and mutual understanding . Also, the wife of Nasarrawa state governor Hajiya Mairo Tanko Almakura gave a good will message thaking the foundation for its efforts in promoting peace and dialogue. The program ended with the annual peace and dialogue potrait , followed by a closing remark and prayer by Cardinal john Olorunfemi Onaiyekan.
Ufuk Dialogue is very happy with the turn out of the event and would like to say thank you to all those who attended the ceremony.