Previous Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan has been posthumously awarded the 2018 ECOWAS Prize of Excellence.
One more notable Nigerian medical expert Dr Ameyo Adadevoh was also posthumously awarded the same prize.
Madam Germaine Acogny, a Senegalese dancer and choreographer has also acquired the very same prize.
They have been all awarded for their contributions to the sub-regions effectively-being.
The recognition was declared at the 55th Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of Point out and Government in Abuja.
The awards were being gained by reps of the family members of Kofi Annan and Dr Adadevoh together with Acogny on Saturday.
Dr Ameyo Adadevoh
Madam Germaine Acogny, a Senegalese dancer and choreographer was also awarded responsible for creating African Dance and the creation of numerous dance faculties in France and Senegal.
Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian died on August 18, 2018.
He served as the seventh Secretary-Typical of the UN from January 1997 to December 2006.
Adadevoh was also renowned for her contributions toward curbing the unfold of Ebola virus in Nigeria.
Kofi Annan’s wife, Nane Annan, the son of Adadevoh, Bankole Cardoso and Acogny been given the awards and cash prizes of $20,000, $10,000 and $15,000 every respectively.
Nane who spoke on behalf of the recipient said “Thank you for this generous recognition of the enormous contribution to the goals of ECOWAS by my spouse and expensive mate.”
“I would also like to thank ECOWAS on behalf of the two other laureates, two excellent women of West Africa, the late Dr Ameyo Adadevoh (for) her selfless sacrifice to suppress the distribute of Ebola in Nigeria.
And Madam Germaine Acogny for the quality and richness of your inventive creation,” she stated.
Meanwhile, this weekend’s ECOWAS heads of condition assembly are thinking about difficulties relating to insecurity, fantastic governance, trade procedures and political stability in the sub-region are up for dialogue.
The difficulty of a one forex is also on the agenda.
Very last year the regional bloc said it was not certain about its 2020 deadline for the introduction of a frequent single forex.
The three primary criteria that are being made use of are a spending plan deficit of not much more than 3% normal yearly inflation of significantly less than 10% with a prolonged-expression intention of not more than 5% by 2019.
The three secondary convergence standards that have been adopted by ECOWAS are general public credit card debt or Gross Domestic Products of not more than 70%.