The 3rd Edition of Plateau Awards Gala/Award Night by COA Media held on Sunday 4th March, 2018 to honor those who contributed immensely in diverse ways to Plateau State and humanity. The occasion had as Chairman His Excellency Sen. Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and Plateau State Commissioner of Information and Communication, Hon. Yakubu Dati who represented the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Barr. Simon Bako Lalong who was Chief Host.

Father of the day was Prof. Emmanuel J. C. Obilom who is the Oyendu Ndi Igbo Jos, Plateau State.

The event was colorful with live performances from notable artistes in Plateau State such as Dex Dee, Da Eagles Dance Crew, Kespan Maxwell with MC Tsok thrilling the audience with hilarious jokes.

The Anchors of the event were Mr. Kenzy Ngupar of PRTVC and Mbasiti J. Jesse of KT FM.

The Chairman of the Awards Committee, Mr. Daniel Gonzuk thanked the people and said the reasons for the awards are to reward excellence and hard work in Plateau State, promote entrepreneurship, promote investment, providing a dynamic platform for enhancing talents and creating avenue for value preservation.

He said this is the 3rd Edition of the Plateau Awards and the awards are bestowed on those who have exemplified leadership, dedication, service, devotion to ideals of excellence and broad impact.
Most importantly, he said the awards are for those who have a strong desire to work to bring about social change and improve upon leadership in their respective fields of endeavours.

He called on the prospective recipients to continue to do more in terms of value addition to the society and humanity in order to justify the awards.

Guest Speaker at the event, Cmr. Steve Aluko-Daniel, Director Civil Society Organizations spoke on the topic “Nigeria and the quest for good leadership”

The following persons were the recipients of awards and their categories shown accordingly:

1. Plateau Personality of the Year 2017”
Dame Pauline K. Tallen

2. Lifetime Achievement Award:
Sen. Da Dr. Jonah David Jang

3. Leadership Excellence Award:
Sen. Gen. Jeremiah T.Useini

4. Educational Development:
Prof. Musa Mambula

5. Outstanding Public Servant:
His Highness Prof. Joseph E. C. Obilom

6. Posthumous Legendary Award:
Late Joseph Dechi Gomwalk

7. Outstanding Senator of the Year:
Sen. Joshua Chibi Dariye

8. Outstanding Federal Legislator:
Hon. Barr. Beni Lar

9. Outstanding State Legislator:
Hon. Daniel Dem

10. Humanitarian Philanthropist Award:
Bishop Silas Asher Adah
Dachung Musa Bagos

11. Human Right Award:
Plateau Youth G.17

12. Entrepreneur Philanthropist Award:
Kefas Wungak Ropshik

13. Peace Award:
Barr. Asogwa Innocent Emeka
Comrade Friday Bako

14. Sport Development Award:
Miri Timnan Nyantau
Godfrey Hamza

15. Youth Development Award:
Victor Kuchili
Vanessa Chenbab

16. Business Entrepreneur Development Award:
Mr. Kolawole Ojo
Dr. Chinan Dikwal Mc-Lean

17. Industrialist Entrepreneur:
Mr. Alan Yakubu Lodam
Alh. M. K Bala

18. Women Empowerment Award:
Chaplin Goshwe Simi Angela
Chief Mrs. Ruth Kwarsen

19. Best Radio Station of the year:
Unity FM

20. Best Print Media:
The Beacon

21. Journalist of the Year:
Yakubu Taddy

22. Cloth-line (Best):
Colabo Design

23. On Air Personality;
Pst. Margret Inusa

24. Blogger of the year:

25. Best Makeover:
Patel Dexterity

26. Fashion and Style:
Laurel Fashion

27. Hotel & Hospitality:
Three Angels Apartments

28. Entertainment Outfit:
Nerat Empire

29. Best Comedian:
MC Tsok

30. Best Artist:
By Kespan Maxwell

31. Best Dance Crew:
De Eagles

32. Young Achiever’s Award:
a. Leadership
Amb. Dewan G. Kudangbena

b. Creativity:
Nentawe Aaron Gokwat

c. Entertainment:
Alfred Baker

d. Academic:
Satmak Dapar

33. Film-maker of the year:
Emmanuel Agba

The Face of Plateau Beauty Pageant also took place simultaneously the Award presentations.

Miss Gift Matthew won the 2018 Face of Plateau Beauty Pageant and was crowned.

The event which took place at Crest Hotel Hall and was well attended by top entrepreneurs, captains of industries, traditional rulers, musicians, elders, elites, youth, women, comedians, public servants, top politicians and others.

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COA Media Holds 2017 Plateau Gala/Awards Night and Face of Plateau Beauty Pageant

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- Friday Bako is Certified National Accountant (CNA), Blogger, Social Media Influencer/Strategist, Youth Activist and Advocate for good governance.