Yola, 23 September, 2020 / 11:32 pm (ACI Africa).
The Bishop of Nigeria’s Yola Diocese, Stephen Dami Mamza on Wednesday, September 23 received the “Hero of Peace Award” for being a “champion, symbol and epitome of peace” in Africa’s most populous nation.
Bishop Mamza is among various personalities in Nigeria honored with the award whose recipients were announced on the International Day of Peace marked on September 21 by Sower’s Ministry International, a Nigeria-based Christian organization that promotes peace.
According to the leadership of the organization, Bishop Mamza who is also the Christian Association of Nigeria’s (CAN) Chairman in Adamawa State was recognized “for his numerous contributions and support for promotion of peace and unity in several ways.”
“Bishop Mamza was among those named Peace Ambassadors this year; it is a well-deserved honor considering that he assumed office at a time when fragile peace, community conflicts and political crises cum differences were at its peak in the state,” the President of the organization, Rev. Nicodemus Ozumba has been quoted as saying.
He added in reference to the challenges in Nigeria, “Not daunted by these, Mamza has since then remained a champion, a symbol and an epitome of peace in the state, because he has pursued peace with sincerity, diligence, integrity and fear of God.”