The Chairman, Nigerian National Merit Award Governing Board, Prof. Shakarau Yakubu Aku, who disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Monday, explained that a total of 32 nominations/applications for the award were received by the NNMA.
According to him, four candidates were in the field of Science, nine in Medicine, five in Engineering Technology while 14 were in the Humanities.
“This year a total of 32 nominations/applications for the NNOM Award were received by the NNMA, 4 in the field of Science, 9 in Medicine, 5 in Engineering Technology and 14 in the Humanities.
“The nominations went through standard assessment process, however after going through the rigorous process of assessment exercise, none was adjourned to have merited the Nigerian National Order of Merit, NNOM Award for this year 2022. So in this year’s exercise no winner emerged,” he said.
Recall that the Nigerian National Merit Award,NNMA, was established by ACT No. 53 of the 1979 and was amended by Act No. 96 of the 1992 now LFN 122 of 2004.
The Award is named Nigerian National Order of Merit, NNOM, and is a separate Order of Dignity in the Highest Honors category in the fields of Science, Medicine, Engineering/Technology, and Humanities including Arts and Culture.
The NNMA as an Agency is charged with selecting all intellectual and creative contributions in all areas of human endeavor, and rewarding unique contributions by the award of the NNOM.
2022 Merit Award: FG disqualifies all 32 nominated candidates