Ijaw Leadership Forum: Amb Godknows Igali Bags Ijaw Person Of The Year Award 2020
His Excellency, Ambassador (Dr.) Godknows Boladei Igali, a public servant, technocrat, diplomat, author, intellectual powerhouse and scholar is Ijaw Leadership Forum – Ijaw Person of the Year Award 2020.
We salute your unwavering commitment to outstanding personal performance, sacrifice, purpose and passion in all matters Ijaw, that affects Ijaw, Niger Delta and Nigeria. Your achievements whether in your successful efforts as a Special Assistant on Special Duties and Honorary Adviser and Envoy to the Niger Delta at the peak of the militancy to the negotiations with various militant camps following the emergence of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, and as Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta that laid the foundation for Peace in the Niger Delta and the Presidential Amnesty Programme. Your work for PAN – Niger Delta Forum, Ijaw Youth Congress, Ijaw National Congress and the release of Prisoner of Conscience journalist Chief Jones Abiri; are shaped by the strength of your commitments to Bayelsa and Ijawland.
Your shared experience ensures a bright future and leaves a legacy of success for Ijaw and Bayelsa. Setting the pace.
We thank you! Bayelsa and Ijaw needs you.
Congratulations Your Excellency Sir.
NB: Ambassador Dr. Godknows Boladei Igali served as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Scandinavian countries, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. He was the Federal Permanent Secretary for water Resources and then Power.