SMI Abuja Support MISS NGO 2011 Project
By Chigozie Effe
It was an African night of entertainment in the nation’s capital and exciting moment for Miss Judith Thompson as she was crowned the winner of the maiden edition of Miss NGO organized by the Sky World Entertainment.
The breath taking event which kicked off with a red carpet reception was held at the famous Cyprian Ekwensi Art and Culture Gallery Abuja last Wednesday amidst pomp and pageantry.
Speaking to Our Correspondent, pretty Judith whose joy was boundless noted that “My plan is to take up my pet project which is combating Sickle Cell Anemia in Nigeria” adding” I intend carrying out my pet project by creating awareness to the public and seeking funds from health organizations and government officials in meeting the challenge.”
The Linguistic and Communication undergraduate student of University of Port Harcourt who hopes to use her office to affect the lives of the less privileged and serve as role model to youths used the event to call on youths to be focused and God fearing as exhibiting such traits, the sky will be their stepping stone.
Good Shepherd gathered that the thirteen contestants were drawn from the six
Geo-political zones of the country. However, the first runners up, Miss Ruth Agbo is an undergraduate Theatre student of Benue State University while the second runners up went to Miss Chioma Uzor, an undergraduate Medical student of Igbinedion University, Edo State.
Also the judges that examined the contestants are: Honourable Emmanuel Ameh, Ruth Anderson, Mr. James Abbah and the famous Kelvin Pam of the Big Brother Africa.
Earlier, CEO of Sky World Entertainment, Mr. Oluwatosin Adeladun told Our Correspondent that the whole essence of the event is to promote the African culture and values through pageantry.
In his lecture that preceded the event, the Coordinator of Sweet Mother International Mr. John Adeshina who lectured the contestants on the role of the MDGs in the country urged them to be ambassadors of hope as they act like mirror to the youngsters.
Among the dignitaries that graced the event were Elizabeth Pam of Big Brother Africa, Lizzy Oyegun, Miss Finest Girl and Tourism in Abuja, Ruth Solomon, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, Deputy Director, Primary Health Care Development Board, among others.
Highlights of the event was award presentation to eminent Nigerians among whom are; Dr.Hadiza Balarabe(PHCDB), Ehiedu Aniagwu, AIT, Willy Willy Wazobia FM, Chief Mercy Onuh, Managemnet of Summit Villa Hotel, Hadiza Audu AIT and a host of others.
The event also featured live performance of Princess Lola, Milky J, and a thrill by Comedian Stainless.