Posted by: africanpressorganization | 24 June 2010

Africa Center for Strategic Studies to Present ‘Visionary Award’ to Retired Nigerian General Martin Luther Agwai

 


 

 

 

Africa Center for Strategic Studies to Present ‘Visionary Award’ to Retired Nigerian General Martin Luther Agwai

 

 

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Africa Center for Strategic Studies will present its annual “Visionary Award: Achievement in Peace and Security” to retired Nigerian General Martin Luther Agwai during an award ceremony and dinner to be held June 23, 2010, in conjunction with its Senior Leaders Seminar in Lisbon, Portugal.

 

The Africa Center, in partnership with the Portuguese Ministry of National Defense, will conduct the Senior Leaders Seminar June 13-25 for approximately 100 senior-level military officers and civilian officials from Africa, the U.S., and Europe, as well as representatives from security-related international and regional organizations.

 

General Agwai was selected as this year’s Visionary Award recipient in recognition of his long and distinguished military career and his dedication to peace and security in Africa. Following his commissioning in 1972 and before retiring from the Nigerian Armed Forces in December 2009, he held several staff and command positions both in Nigeria and abroad, culminating in his promotion to four-star rank and appointment as Chief of Defense Staff. During this time, General Agwai also served as Deputy Force Commander of the United Nations (UN) Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), Deputy Military Adviser at the UN in New York, N.Y., Force Commander of the African Union (AU) Mission in Sudan (AMIS), and Force Commander of the AU/UN Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

 

What: “Visionary Award: Achievement in Peace and Security”

 

Who: Retired Nigerian General Martin Luther Agwai, 2010 recipient of the “Visionary Award: Achievement in Peace and Security”

 

Where: Tiara Park Atlantic Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal

 

When: Wednesday, June 23, 6:30 p.m. (local). All news media representatives must report to press registration and badge distribution by 6 p.m.

 

SOURCE 

The Africa Center for Strategic Studies


 


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