29th July, 2021
By Colins Yakubu-Hammer
Miss Ajuma Abah, a 24 year-old, has been crowned Queen of Peace Nigeria in the 2021 Queen of Peace Nigeria International Pageant.
The graduate of Botany from Kogi University, who represented Kogi, was crowned in the early hours of Thursday in Abuja.
She defeated 25 other contestants to emerge the overall winner of the Queen of Peace Nigeria 2021.
The contest was organised by Messengers of Peace Foundation.
The pageant queen was also awarded the Overall Best Queen and also the Most Eloquent Queen in Camp.
Miss Ejiro-Oghene Okokoro, who represented the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) emerged Queen of Peace (QOP) International.
Other winners were Miss Vivian Anaele, QOP North Central, Miss Jennifer Ezenwa, QOP North-West.
Miss Asabe Ibrahim won QOP North-East, and Miss Nancy Nkanor, QOP South-East.
Miss Omobolanle Enitan, was named QOP South-West and Miss Joy Odion QOP, South-South.
Odion was also awarded Most Friendly and Best Behaved Queen in Camp.
All the winners including Face of Peace Messenger took the oath of office.
Mrs Ramatu Aliyu, Minister of State, FCT and Matron of Queen of Peace, Nigeria International said peace is important for the progress of any nation.
Aliyu commended the organisers and advised the queens to be advocates and ambassadors of peace in their endeavours.
National President, Messenger of Peace, Dr Suleiman Adejoh said the contestants underwent two weeks mentoring on peace and how to enhance peace in Nigeria and the world in camp.
“Each of them was given copies of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution as amended.
“They were lectured on peace and security from officers of the Nigeria Police and officials from Institute for Conflict and Peace Resolution and other stakeholders from the United States.
“The main objective is to work for promotion of peace within Nigeria and across the country irrespective of tribe, gender and religion.
“The Queens will represent the six geopolitical zones of the country. While the lead Queen will promote peace in Nigeria, the International Queen shall be responsible to promote peace through Nigerians living abroad,” Adejoh said.
After she was crowned, Abah, told NAN that she was grateful to God and the organisers for her victory.
“By the help of God, I intend to work with agencies and stakeholders that are interested in promoting peace in the country to settle the unrest that is going on around the states,” she said.
The audience were entertained by performances from J-Money, Black Solo, M-Joy, MOP Kids, African Michael Jackson and others.