A non-governmental organisation, Peace Ambassador Agency (PAA), has
picked Miss Oluchi Madubuko, 21, an undergraduate, as the winner of
its “2016 Miss Ambassador for Peace” beauty pageant.
She defeated 23 other contestants at the event held on Saturday
night at the Sheraton Hotels, Abuja.
The contestants are drawn from 24 states in the six geo-political
zones of the country, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
PAA said the Abia state-born beauty queen will serve as Ambassador of
Peace, preaching the message of peaceful and united Nigeria during her
one-year reign as a peace ambassador.
The first and second runners up were also crowned Miss Peace
Ambassador Nigeria and Miss Peace Ambassador Africa respectively to
work with the new queen in the peace advocacy of the organisation.
Miss Chiamaka Chukwura, who represented the FCT Won Miss Ambassador
for Peace International, Ufondu Anastasia won Miss Ambassador for
Peace Africa and Miss Oriunu Faith, representing Nasarawa State,
became the Face of Peace Ambassador Agency
In her remarks, Madubuko a 400-level Mass Communication student of
Abia State University, pledged to make her reign a success.
“I am very excited I won the crown, and I promise to make good use of
this opportunity given to me by Peace Ambassador Agency.
“It has been my desire to be an agent of national peace. I will use
this platform as an opportunity to fulfil that dream.
“I will work hard in collaboration with the organisation to promote
tribal and religious tolerance among Nigerians,’’ she said.
The contest was a night of fun, comedy and music for Nigerians of
different class who witnessed the fifth edition of the annual event.
Miss Ambassador for Peace/Peace Achievers Awards which started in 2012
is a flagship event of the organisation in its quest for promoting
national peace and unity.
Mr Kingsley Amafibe, the Project Director explained that the
initiative was aimed at creating awareness on the need to promote
peace as a veritable tool for national development.
“This has been a vehicle through which we carry the message of peace
“We, as an agency, have sought peace and we have preached peace
through this unique platform that we have taken to different states
“The peace education campaign, which is targeted mainly at the youth,
has reached institutions of higher learning and other youth
communities through the Peace Ambassador project,’’ Amafibe said.
He noted that the organisation, in promoting oneness and national
harmony, had embarked on donating relief materials to Internally
Displaced Persons across Nigeria and Africa.