No candidate for national award, nominees fail exam
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on November 29, 2022
The Nigerian National Merit Award has stated that the 32 nominees for the Nigerian National Order of Merit’s 2022 edition were not qualified.
The quasi-academic agency said the nominees did not pass the prerequisite exam.
A total of 32 nominations/applications for the award were received, according to Prof. Shakarau Aku, Chairman of the NNMA Governing Board, who spoke to the media in Abuja.
He said there were 14 applicants in the humanities, nine in medicine, five in engineering and technology, and four in the sciences.
Punch reports that Aku said, “The nominations went through the standard assessment process. However, after going through the rigorous process of assessment exercise, none was adjudged to have merited the Nigerian National Order of Merit Award for this year 2022. So, in this year’s exercise, no winner emerged.”