ECOWAS honours Dr Stella Adadevoh, Kofi Annan and Germaine Acogny.
Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS honours Dr Stella Adadevoh posthumously, former UN secretary general Kofi Annan and a Senegalese dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny.
The trio were honoured with excellence awards and given cash gifts at The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS 55th Ordinary Session in Abuja, PM News reports.
Dr Stella Adadevoh was given posthumously a prize of $10,000.
In a post shared by Femi Adesina on social media, he wrote;
ECOWAS honours Dr Stella Adadevoh and Kofi Annan, as President Buhari participates at the 55th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS in Abuja on 29th June 2019
55th Ecowas 4: President Buhari in his capacity as Chairman of ECOWAS presenting ECOWAS Award of Excellence Posthumously to Dr Stella Adadevoh represented by her son Mr Bankole Cardoso and Niece Niniola Soleye as he participates at the 55th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS in Abuja on 29th June 2019
ECOWAS also gave Anna an award of $20,000 posthumously. It was received by his wife, Nane Annan.
Acogny was also given an award of excellence for being a deserving citizen of the Community on Violet Art Choregraphique.
The chairman of ECOWAS, President Muhammadu Buhari, presented all the awards and certificates. Kofi Annan’s wife expressed gratitude to ECOWAS for the awards given to the trio.
She said: “Thank you for this generous recognition of the immense contribution to the objectives of ECOWAS by my husband and dear friend.
“I would also like to thank ECOWAS on behalf of the two other laureates, two outstanding women of West Africa, the late Dr Ameyo Adadevoh her selfless sacrifice to curb the spread of Ebola in Nigeria.
“And Madam Germaine Acogny for the quality and richness of your artistic production.”